Carcinosarcoma of the esophagus - Pattern of recurrence

Mohammed F Ziauddin, Heron E. Rodriguez, Emily D. Quiros, Mark M. Connolly, Francis J. Podbielski

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Carcinosarcoma of the esophagus is a rare malignant neoplasm, predominantly affecting men in their seventh decade of life. While presenting symptoms and anatomic location of squamous cell and carcinosarcoma of the esophagus are similar, the latter often presents as a large intraluminal polypoid mass on barium esophagram. The more favorable prognosis associated with carcinosarcoma versus other esophageal neoplasms has been attributed to early onset of symptoms, resulting in prompt diagnosis, and a lower propensity for tumor invasion. We report the case of an elderly woman presenting with dysphagia who was initially diagnosed with esophageal leiyomyosarcoma. Final tumor pathology showed esophageal carcinosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalDigestive Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 6 2001


  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Esophageal carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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