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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 February;39(1):121-5

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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