Carcinosarcoma of the spleen: An extragenital malignant mixed mullerian tumor?

W. H. Westra, B. O. Anderson, D. S. Klimstra

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A 55-year-old woman with painful splenomegaly underwent surgical exploration and resection of the spleen. Pathologic examination revealed a neoplasm of the spleen exhibiting malignant stromal and epithelial components with mullerian features. In the absence of a recognized neoplasm elsewhere, the carcinosarcoma most likely arose as a primary splenic tumor and may represent an extrauterine malignant mixed mullerian tumor arising in the spleen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-315
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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