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Carcinosarcoma of the parotid gland with epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma and pleomorphic sarcoma components

Authors
Journal
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
0266-4356
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
40
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0266435602002462
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract We report a case of true malignant mixed tumour (carcinosarcoma) of the parotid gland with epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma and pleomorphic sarcomatous components in a 68-year-old woman. The pleomorphic sarcomatous component behaved aggressively with lymph node and distant metastases. The biological behaviour of the individual components in a malignant mixed tumour makes it difficult to diagnose. We could find no previous report of epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma as a component of a carcinosarcoma of the parotid.

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