Clinical characteristics of pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung.

@article{Ito2010ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical characteristics of pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung.},
  author={Kenichiro Ito and Satoshi Oizumi and Shinichi Fukumoto and Masao Harada and Takashi Ishida and Yuka Fujita and Toshiyuki Harada and Tetsuya Kojima and Hiroshi Yokouchi and Masaharu Nishimura},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={204-10}
}
BACKGROUND Pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung is a malignant epithelial tumor that contains carcinomatous and sarcomatoid components. Due to its rarity, few studies have been reported, and its clinical and pathological characteristics remain unclear. METHOD We retrospectively investigated 22 cases of pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung. RESULTS Fifteen cases were diagnosed by surgical resection, 4 by autopsy, and 3 by transbronchial biopsy. Nineteen patients were male and 3 were female, and… CONTINUE READING

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