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oncocytic adrenal cortical carcinosarcoma

Thursday 1 March 2012

Adrenal cortical carcinosarcoma is a rare variant of adrenal cortical carcinoma.

Sarcomatous change in adrenal cortical carcinomas is exceptionally rare.

Definition: Adrenal cortical carcinosarcoma tends to be aggressive tumors, with locoregional recurrence and rapid metastases from the sarcomatoid component.

Variants

- oncocytic adrenal cortical carcinosarcoma with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcomatous component (#22343339#)

  • A case of sarcoma can arise in oncocytic adrenal cortical carcinoma.
  • The sarcomatous component can be a pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma.

References

- Oncocytic adrenal cortical carcinosarcoma with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcomatous metastases. Thway K, Olmos D, Shah C, Flora R, Shipley J, Fisher C. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 Mar;36(3):470-7. PMID: #22343339#