Carcinosarcoma of the hand

Alexandra Caresse Gamret, Raymond M. Fertig, Kyle D. Klingbeil, Shevonne Satahoo, Darcy A. Kerr, Paolo Romanelli, Mariya Miteva, Steven E. Rodgers

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Carcinosarcomas are rare malignant tumors derived of both epithelial and mesenchymal elements. Herein, we report an elderly man originally diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma of the hand. Upon excision, the tumor was found to be a more aggressive carcinosarcoma. Immunohistochemical stains revealed that the sarcoma component of the lesion was vimentin positive, whereas the primary carcinoma tumor cells were positive for p63 and CK903. Both components were negative for CD34 and D2-40. This tumor was found to have angiolymphatic invasion and eventually metastasized to the axillary lymph nodes and lungs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number15
JournalDermatology online journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Metaplastic carcinoma
  • Sarcomatoid carcinoma
  • Spindle cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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