Current Thoracic Surgery 2019 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
A rare lung tumor: pulmonary carcinosarcoma
Murat Kara1,Berker Özkan1,Berk Çimenoğlu1,Fahmin Amirov1,Yasemin Özlük2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.0007 Viewed : 164 - Downloaded : 85 Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma is an extremely rare malignant lung tumor with an unfavorable prognosis, which shows carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. We present a case of 78-year-old patient with a middle lobe tumor who underwent a bronchial sleeve middle lobectomy. The tumor was a carcinosarcoma with squamous cell carcinoma and rhabdomyosarcoma components histologically. We tried to emphasize this extreme lung tumor and its clinicopathological features. Keywords : pulmonary carcinosarcoma, surgery, resection