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Carcinosarcoma and pseudosarcoma of the esophagus: two names, one disease--comprehensive review of the literature.
World J Surg. 1999 Feb; 23(2):153-7.WJ

Abstract

In the present review we have collected 127 carcinosarcomas and 56 pseudosarcomas of the esophagus from the literature. There were no significant differences in age, sex, symptoms, location, or stalk involvement between the two groups. Infiltrative lesions were observed in 7.5% and 4.0%, respectively. The rate of lymph node metastasis was 52.5% for carcinosarcoma and 45.0% for pseudosarcoma. The resectability was similar in the two groups, and the recurrence rates were 38.0% and 45.5%, respectively. Although recent immunohistochemical and electron microscopic studies suggested that carcinosarcoma and pseudosarcoma are a single pathologic entity of epithelial origin, no one has ever compared the clinical behavior of the two entities. Our study showed that the two neoplasms have similar clinical and behavioral outcomes. These findings support, once more, the unifying theory; and we suggest that the definition of "polypoid spindle cell carcinoma of the esophagus" be adopted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

First Department of Surgery, "Pietro Valdoni," University of Rome "La Sapienza," 00195 Rome, Italy.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9880424

Citation

Iascone, C, and M Barreca. "Carcinosarcoma and Pseudosarcoma of the Esophagus: Two Names, One Disease--comprehensive Review of the Literature." World Journal of Surgery, vol. 23, no. 2, 1999, pp. 153-7.
Iascone C, Barreca M. Carcinosarcoma and pseudosarcoma of the esophagus: two names, one disease--comprehensive review of the literature. World J Surg. 1999;23(2):153-7.
Iascone, C., & Barreca, M. (1999). Carcinosarcoma and pseudosarcoma of the esophagus: two names, one disease--comprehensive review of the literature. World Journal of Surgery, 23(2), 153-7.
Iascone C, Barreca M. Carcinosarcoma and Pseudosarcoma of the Esophagus: Two Names, One Disease--comprehensive Review of the Literature. World J Surg. 1999;23(2):153-7. PubMed PMID: 9880424.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Carcinosarcoma and pseudosarcoma of the esophagus: two names, one disease--comprehensive review of the literature. AU - Iascone,C, AU - Barreca,M, PY - 1999/1/8/pubmed PY - 1999/1/8/medline PY - 1999/1/8/entrez SP - 153 EP - 7 JF - World journal of surgery JO - World J Surg VL - 23 IS - 2 N2 - In the present review we have collected 127 carcinosarcomas and 56 pseudosarcomas of the esophagus from the literature. There were no significant differences in age, sex, symptoms, location, or stalk involvement between the two groups. Infiltrative lesions were observed in 7.5% and 4.0%, respectively. The rate of lymph node metastasis was 52.5% for carcinosarcoma and 45.0% for pseudosarcoma. The resectability was similar in the two groups, and the recurrence rates were 38.0% and 45.5%, respectively. Although recent immunohistochemical and electron microscopic studies suggested that carcinosarcoma and pseudosarcoma are a single pathologic entity of epithelial origin, no one has ever compared the clinical behavior of the two entities. Our study showed that the two neoplasms have similar clinical and behavioral outcomes. These findings support, once more, the unifying theory; and we suggest that the definition of "polypoid spindle cell carcinoma of the esophagus" be adopted. SN - 0364-2313 UR - https://wwww.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9880424/Carcinosarcoma_and_pseudosarcoma_of_the_esophagus:_two_names_one_disease__comprehensive_review_of_the_literature_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/pl00013169 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -