Breast malignant, males, children
Carcinoma subtypes
Metaplastic carcinoma - spindle cell subtype

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 October 2016, last major update October 2012

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Definition / General
  • Sarcomatoid morphology, plus either limited (< 5%) invasive carcinoma component or keratin positive sarcoma component (Am J Surg Pathol 2005;29:1456)
  • Excludes low grade fibromatosis-like metaplastic tumors
  • Note: some cases called spindle cell carcinoma in the literature have > 5% invasive carcinoma component
Terminology
  • Also called sarcomatoid carcinoma or spindle cell carcinoma
Clinical Features
Case Reports
Clinical Images

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Osteoid production
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Gross Images

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Micro Images

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Osteoid production
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H&E

Spindle cell stroma

Various stains

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Positive Stains
Negative Stains