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2016, Volume 32, Number 2, Page(s) 122-125     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01254
Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in Carcinosarcoma of the Lung - A Rare Combination
Meetu AGRAWAL, Tara Roshni PAUL, Shantveer G. UPPIN, Sundaram CHALLA
Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, HYDERABAD, INDIA
Keywords: Lung, Carcinosarcoma, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

Carcinosarcomas of the lung are uncommon neoplasms and are presently categorized along with sarcomatoid carcinomas in the WHO 2004 classification. Morphological recognition of individual components in a surgical specimen is usually straightforward. The respiratory epithelium is also a rare site for salivary gland type tumors. A 72-year-old lady who was investigated for an episode of hemoptysis was found to have a well circumscribed intraluminal tumor. The histo-morphological features were unique and composed of mucoepidermoid carcinoma and undifferentiated sarcoma. To the best of our knowledge, this unusual morphological combination has never been reported in literature.

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