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Carcinosarcoma of the oesophagus
  1. Ivan Lichter,
  2. E. R. Smith,
  3. J. F. Gwynne
  1. Department of Surgery, University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand
  2. Department of Pathology, University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand

    Abstract

    The clinical and pathological details relating to a case of carcinosarcoma of the oesophagus are presented. Evidence for the true mixed nature of the lesion is demonstrated and criteria for distinguishing this from pleomorphic carcinoma are put forward. The literature relating to this rare lesion is reviewed and the problems of identifying its true pathological nature are discussed.

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