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J Pathol Transl Med. 2018 Mar;52(2):136-139. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4132/jptm.2017.07.27
An HJ , Baek HJ , Kim JP , Kim MH , Song DH .
Deparment of pathology, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Changwon, Korea. golgy@hanmail.net
Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
Gyeongsang Institute of Health Science, Jinju, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Changwon, Korea.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Changwon, Korea.
Department of pathology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.
Abstract

Carcinosarcoma of the salivary gland is an extremely rare tumor that is composed of both malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. Diagnosing carcinosarcoma with fine-needle aspiration cytology is challenging because of its overlapping cytomorphologic characteristics with other high-grade malignant salivary gland tumors. Among the many features, including pleomorphic oncocytoid epithelial components, necrotic background, and mitoses, recognizing the singly scattered atypical spindle cells is most essential in carcinosarcoma. We present a case of a 66-year-old male patient with characteristic features of carcinosarcoma, who was successfully treated by wide local excision and subsequent radiation therapy.

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