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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 February;39(1):121-5
Carcinosarcoma of the lung. Report of three cases
Pankowski J., Grodzki T., Janowski H., Parafiniuk W., Wojcik J.
From the Department of Clinical Pathomorphology of Pomeranian Medical Accademy in Szczecin and Thoracic Surgery Department of Regional Hospital for Lung Diseases in Szczecin, Poland
This article presents three cases of carcinosarcoma of the lung which is considered to be a rare neoplasm. The authors describe supposed etiology, clinical symptoms, preoperative diagnostic difficulties, surgical interventions performed, postoperative course and follow-up. The role of modern histopathological techniques like use of monoclonal antibodies reaction against keratin, vimentin and neurofilaments in differential diagnosis is emphasized. Short review of other authors reports is presented.