Carcinosarcoma of oesophagus: A case report

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Dinisha Einstien
R. Priavadhana
B. O. Parijatham


Oesophageal carcinosarcoma is a rare type of oesophageal cancer composed of both epithelial and mesenchymal components, occuring with an incidence of about 0.1-1.5 % of all oesophageal tumors. Most of the cases have been reported from Japan. Very few cases have been reported from India. We report a case of 65 year old female who presented with dysphagia and weight loss. Endoscopy revealed a bulky mass and the preliminary diagnosis was oesophageal carcinoma. On histology of the surgical specimen, the tumour revealed both epithelial and sarcomatous malignant cells. A tentative diagnosis of oesophageal carcinosarcoma was made. Immunohistochemical studies showed positivity for both pancytokeratin and vimentin thus confirming the diagnosis.

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Einstien D, Priavadhana R, Parijatham B. Carcinosarcoma of oesophagus: A case report. IJPBR [Internet]. 31Mar.2014 [cited 26Sep.2020];2(01):99-02. Available from:
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