pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma
Monday 18 March 2013
Pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung
When the PC patients are divided into 3 groups according to the predominant epithelial component, an adenocarcinoma group, squamous cell carcinoma group, and large cell carcinoma group, there were no significant differences in the overall survival rate and median survival time between the 3 groups.
PC should be considered as an aggressive disease and massive necrosis should be routinely reported and used as a factor in clinical assessments.
Pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung: clinicopathologic characteristics of 70 cases. Mochizuki T, Ishii G, Nagai K, Yoshida J, Nishimura M, Mizuno T, Yokose T, Suzuki K, Ochiai A. Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Nov;32(11):1727-35. doi : 10.1097/PAS.0b013e3181804302 PMID: 18769330