Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2008, Vol 24, Num, 1     (Pages: 064-068)

Sarcomatoid carcinomas of the lung: Report of three cases

Mehmet KEFELİ 1, Levent YILDIZ 1, Oğuz AYDIN 1, Oğuz UZUN 2, Bedri KANDEMİR 1

1 Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, SAMSUN
2 Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, SAMSUN

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Sarcomatoid carcinoma is a rare tumor group accounting for 0.3-1.3% of all malignant lung neoplasms. It is a heterogeneous group of nonsmall cell lung carcinomas containing a sarcoma or sarcoma-like component. In this paper, we describe three cases of sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung and the histopathologic and clinical features of this rare tumor are discussed.

Keywords : Sarcomatoid carcinoma, lung, histopathology