Esophageal carcinosarcoma

J Gastrointest Surg. 2001 Jul-Aug;5(4):414-7. doi: 10.1016/s1091-255x(01)80071-8.


Carcinosarcoma is an uncommon malignancy of the esophagus that presents as a bulky intraluminal polypoid lesion of the esophagus. Histologically, both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components are seen. Because of accelerated intraluminal growth, esophageal carcinosarcoma often presents relatively early. This report describes a 64-year-old man with carcinosarcoma who was successfully treated with an esophagectomy. As in typical squamous cell carcinoma, early detection and treatment by surgical resection are needed to produce significant long-term survival.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinosarcoma* / epidemiology
  • Carcinosarcoma* / pathology
  • Carcinosarcoma* / surgery
  • Esophageal Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Esophageal Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Esophageal Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagus / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged