Case Report
 
Ovarian carcinosarcoma: Five histopathological features in one patient
Simão Pinto Torres1, Marta Vaz Batista1, António Alves2, Ana Gradil3
1MD, Medical Resident, Department of Medical Oncology, Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, E.P.E., Amadora, Portugal
2MD, Medical Assistant, Department of Pathology, Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, E.P.E., Amadora, Portugal
3Medicine Student, Medicine Department, University of Algarve, Portugal.

Article ID: 100042Z10ST2017
doi: 10.5348/Z10-2017-42-CR-13

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Torres SP, Batista MV, Alves A, Gradil A. Ovarian carcinosarcoma: Five histopathological features in one patient. J Case Rep Images Oncology 2017;3:57–60.


ABSTRACT
Introduction: Ovarian carcinosarcomas are rare gynecological cancers, accounting for less than 1% of all ovarian tumors. They are characterized by containing both high grade, malignant, epithelial and mesenchymal components. This unusual histology can represent a challenge both in terms of diagnosis and treatment. In previously reported cases and small series, patients were submitted to optimal cytoreductive surgery followed by platinum-based chemotherapy.
Case Report: We report a clinical case describing a 71-year-old Caucasian woman diagnosed with an ovarian carcinosarcoma with uncommon histopathological features. She was submitted to surgery and systemic chemotherapy.
Conclusion: Prospective studies are necessary to further clarify the best approach regarding the treatment of carcinosarcoma.

Keywords: Carcinosarcoma, Malignant mixed Müllerian tumors, Ovary


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Author Contributions
Simão Pinto Torres – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Marta Vaz Batista – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
António Alves – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ana Gradil – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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