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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-174

Primary carcinosarcoma of the spleen – A rare tumor

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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Jayalakshmy Payippat Leelamma
Department of Pathology, C Block, Government Medical College, Kottayam - 686 008, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/sjhs.sjhs_68_19

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A 65-year-old woman with an acute abdomen underwent emergency laparotomy and excision of the spleen. Pathologic examination revealed a neoplasm in the spleen composed of an intimate admixture of malignant epithelial and stromal elements. In the absence of a neoplasm elsewhere, the final diagnosis rendered was primary splenic carcinosarcoma. This article describes the gross and histopathological features of this rare splenic tumor in a 65-year-old female and discusses the possible origin and pathogenesis. The surgery is the mainstay of treatment and prognosis is dismal. Given the rarity of this tumor in the spleen, reporting this case will add to the scarce data currently available.

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