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Carcinosarcoma of the maxilla in a squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus).

Authors
  • Moutsopoulos, Niki M
  • Nikitakis, Nikolaos G
  • Powell, Douglas A
  • Reynolds, Mark A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Comparative medicine
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2004
Volume
54
Issue
3
Pages
333–336
Identifiers
PMID: 15253282
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present the first, to our knowledge, described case of carcinosarcoma of the maxilla in a squirrel monkey. Carcinosarcomas are rare tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract, and consist of carcinomatous and sarcomatous tissue. Histologic analysis revealed a neoplasm composed of an adenocarcinomatous component (epithelial element) and a mesenchymal component (sarcomatous element). Metastatic growth was documented in the lung tissue and the submandibular lymph node. The histolopathologic findings, the pattern of metastasis, and the clinical progression closely resembled those of carcinosarcoma involving salivary glands in humans.

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