Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2016, Vol 32, Num, 2     (Pages: 122-125)

Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in Carcinosarcoma of the Lung - A Rare Combination

Meetu AGRAWAL 1, Tara Roshni PAUL 1, Shantveer G. UPPIN 1, Sundaram CHALLA 1

1 Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, HYDERABAD, INDIA

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01254
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Carcinosarcomas of the lung are uncommon neoplasms and are presently categorized along with sarcomatoid carcinomas in the WHO 2004 classification. Morphological recognition of individual components in a surgical specimen is usually straightforward. The respiratory epithelium is also a rare site for salivary gland type tumors. A 72-year-old lady who was investigated for an episode of hemoptysis was found to have a well circumscribed intraluminal tumor. The histo-morphological features were unique and composed of mucoepidermoid carcinoma and undifferentiated sarcoma. To the best of our knowledge, this unusual morphological combination has never been reported in literature.

Keywords : Lung, Carcinosarcoma, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma