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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 266-268

Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India

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Dr. Saurabh Karmakar
Room No. 330, 3rd Floor, Pulmonary Medicine OPD, New OPD Building, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Phulwari Sharif, Patna - 801 505, Bihar
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DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_67_20

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Sarcomatoid carcinoma (SC) of the lung is a rare histological subtype of nonsmall cell lung cancer and comprises a diagnostically and therapeutically challenging group of tumors. We report a patient of SC of the lung in an elderly patient who presented with a lung mass. Computed tomography-guided biopsy of the lung mass was done, which clinched the diagnosis. We present this case because of the rarity of this histological subtype and to expand understanding regarding this rare cancer.

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