Primary cutaneous metaplastic carcinoma: report of a case involving angiosarcoma

Sara M Kantrow, Alan S Boyd
American Journal of Dermatopathology 2007, 29 (3): 270-3
Primary cutaneous metaplastic carcinoma is an uncommon cutaneous malignancy comprising a mixture of epithelial and mesenchymal components. The former is most frequently a squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, and the latter is most typically a pleomorphic sarcoma or atypical fibroxanthoma. We describe the first primary cutaneous metaplastic carcinoma with angiosarcoma as the mesenchymal component arising on the scalp of a 90-year-old woman.

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