Edward Upjohn, MB BS FACD. Anna Braue, MBBS MMed. Andrew Ryan MBBS, FRCPA.
Primary cutaneous carcinosarcoma: Dermoscopic and immunohistochemical features
Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 26–28, February 2010
How to Cite
Upjohn, E., Braue, A. and Ryan, A. (2010), Primary cutaneous carcinosarcoma: Dermoscopic and immunohistochemical features. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 51: 26–28. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2009.00587.x
- Issue online: 1 FEB 2010
- Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2010
- Submitted 1 September 2008; accepted 29 September 2009.
- primary cutaneous carcinosarcoma
A 73-year-old man presented a 9-month history of an enlarging nodule on his right temple. Dermoscopy revealed a non-pigmented lesion with ulceration, fibrosis and pale globules. An excisional biopsy was carried out and histology showed a biphasic tumour with a basal cell carcinoma like epithelial component and a dermal undifferentiated sarcoma, with pleomorphic spindle cells and numerous osteoclast-like giant cells. Based on immunohistochemistry findings, a diagnosis of primary cutaneous carcinosarcoma was made and the patient underwent wide local excision.