Carcinosarcoma of the pancreas: a unique case with emphasis on metaplastic transformation and the presence of undifferentiated pleomorphic high-grade sarcoma.

@article{Kim2011CarcinosarcomaOT,
  title={Carcinosarcoma of the pancreas: a unique case with emphasis on metaplastic transformation and the presence of undifferentiated pleomorphic high-grade sarcoma.},
  author={Hyun Soo Kim and Sun Hyung Joo and Dal Mo Yang and Sang Hyun Lee and Sung Ho Choi and S. Lim},
  journal={Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases : JGLD},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={197-200}
}
We report a rare case of pancreatic carcinosarcoma in a 48-year-old man. An abdominal ultrasound scan incidentally detected a large heterogeneous mass in the left upper quadrant. CT and MRI scans indicated a rapidly growing unilocular cystic mass in the pancreatic tail. Grossly, the resected pancreatic mass measured 7×5×5 cm and consisted of a unilocular cystic lesion that had several solid mural nodules. Microscopically, the cystic wall showed two carcinomatous components, mucinous… CONTINUE READING

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