Carcinosarcoma of Liver – A Rare Entity

  • A. Ramya Department of Medical Oncology, Apollo Cancer Institute’s, Chennai, India
  • B.M. Sruthi Roopa Department of Medical Oncology, Apollo Cancer Institute’s, Chennai, India
  • T. Allwyn Yabesh Department of Medical Oncology, Apollo Cancer Institute’s, Chennai, India
  • T. Raja Department of Medical Oncology, Apollo Cancer Institute’s, Chennai, India
Keywords: Chemotherapy role, Hepaticcarcinosarcoma, Pathological features, Poor prognosis, Radiological features

Abstract

Liver carcinosarcoma is a rare entity, with only 42 cases reported so far. World Health Organization (WHO) has defined carcinosarcoma as a mixture of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. They have an aggressive behaviour with poor outcome. Unlike hepatocellular carcinoma, there is no characteristic imaging feature to diagnose hepatic carcinosarcomas. Surgery remains the only curative option. There is no established optimal chemotherapy regimen for carcinosarcoma. Here we present two cases of primary hepatic carcinosarcoma with extensive metastases.

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Published
2020-06-02
How to Cite
Ramya, A., Sruthi Roopa, B., Allwyn Yabesh, T., & Raja , T. (2020). Carcinosarcoma of Liver – A Rare Entity. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 7(2), 26-28. https://doi.org/10.21276/apjhs.2020.7.2.6