Primary carcinosarcoma of the helix of the ear

Vladimir Vincek, Marjan Mirzabeigi, Brian S. Jewett, W. Jarrard Goodwin

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We report our histologic and immunohistochemical findings in a rare case of cutaneous carcinosarcoma involving the helix of the ear. The tumor exhibited cellular features of both basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma and a malignant mesenchymal component that was consistent with malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The epithelial component exhibited a positive immunohistochemical reaction to cytokeratin and a negative reaction to vimentin, whereas the mesenchymal component showed a positive immunohistochemical reaction to vimentin and a negative reaction to cytokeratin. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the third reported case of a carcinosarcoma of the ear and the second case in which it developed on the helix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-715
Number of pages4
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume84
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Carcinosarcoma
Vimentin
Keratins
Ear
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Skin
Neoplasms

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Vincek, V., Mirzabeigi, M., Jewett, B. S., & Goodwin, W. J. (2005). Primary carcinosarcoma of the helix of the ear. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 84(11), 712-715.

Primary carcinosarcoma of the helix of the ear. / Vincek, Vladimir; Mirzabeigi, Marjan; Jewett, Brian S.; Goodwin, W. Jarrard.

In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, Vol. 84, No. 11, 01.12.2005, p. 712-715.

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Vincek, V, Mirzabeigi, M, Jewett, BS & Goodwin, WJ 2005, 'Primary carcinosarcoma of the helix of the ear', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 84, no. 11, pp. 712-715.
Vincek V, Mirzabeigi M, Jewett BS, Goodwin WJ. Primary carcinosarcoma of the helix of the ear. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. 2005 Dec 1;84(11):712-715.
Vincek, Vladimir ; Mirzabeigi, Marjan ; Jewett, Brian S. ; Goodwin, W. Jarrard. / Primary carcinosarcoma of the helix of the ear. In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 84, No. 11. pp. 712-715.
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