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Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(3):e5751. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005751.

Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the common bile duct: A case report.

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aDepartment of Abdominal Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College bDepartment of Pathology, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College cDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Abstract

RATIONALE:

Sarcomatoid carcinoma is an extremely rare lesion in the common bile duct (CBD).

PATIENT CONCERNS:

We present a case of sarcomatoid carcinoma of the distal CBD in a 51-year-old woman who presented with jaundice and abdominal pain. Whipple's operation was performed successfully. Microscopically, the tumor was a poorly differentiated carcinoma containing a component of sarcoma-like differentiation. The tumor cells displayed spindle-shaped nuclei with occasional mitotic figures. Cytokeratin (CK) 7, CK19, CK18, and pan-CK (AE1/AE3) staining was positive on immunohistochemistry. Vimentin and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) staining were also positive.

DIAGNOSES:

Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the distal CBD.

INTERVENTIONS:

The patient received three cycles of chemotherapy after surgery.

OUTCOMES:

The patient has experienced no adverse events in the 3 years post-surgery.

LESSONS:

We present here a case report of sarcomatoid carcinoma of the distal CBD. The patient received chemotherapy after surgery, and was event-free for 3 years post-surgery, suggesting a relatively better prognosis, despite the infiltrative pattern of the tumor.

PMID:
28099333
PMCID:
PMC5279078
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000005751
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