Carcinosarcoma of the lung

C. Della Pona, G. Rocco, F. Massera, M. Robustellini, G. Rossi, A. Rizzi

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Between January 1979, and December 1990, 1242 patients with primary lung cancers were observed in our Division. Among these, 3 (0.2% - 1 male and 2 females; mean age 53 yrs.; range 40-75 yrs.) had a postoperative diagnosis of carcinosarcoma of the lung. Stage I was found in 2 patients, and stage II disease (N1) in 1. The resection included lobectomy in 2 patients and wedge resection in 1. Postoperatively, the patients did not receive any adjuvant treatment. As of December 1993, only one patient (pT2NO) is alive and without evidence of disease at 36 months from surgery, with the other two patients showing short postoperative survivals (3 and 7 months).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology and Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • carcinosarcoma
  • lung neoplasms-surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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