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J Korean Med Sci. Aug 1997; 12(4): 374–377.
PMCID: PMC3054215
Adrenal carcinosarcoma--a case report.
M. S. Lee, I. A. Park, J. G. Chi, E. K. Ham, K. C. Lee, and C. W. Lee
Department of Pathology and Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.
Carcinosarcoma of the adrenal gland is an extremely rare variant of adrenocortical carcinoma, characterized by a biphasic pattern of carcinoma and sarcoma-like components. We report a case of adrenal carcinosarcoma occurring in a 61-year-old Korean man who presented with right flank pain of one month duration radiating to the back and right iliac crest. The tumor measured 12 x 12 x 7 cm and adhered to the liver and right upper pole of the kidney. The carcinomatous component of the tumor showed polygonal cells in a broad anastomosing trabecular pattern with delicate slit-like vascular channels; the sarcomatous component showed uniform spindled cells in a fascicular pattern. Both the carcinomatous and sarcomatous portions of the tumor were positive for pan-cytokeratin, and vimentin stained only the sarcomatous areas.
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