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Pleomorphic Carcinoma of the Lung: Clinicopathological Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of 20 Cases

The present study included eight cases with PC. Pathological diagnosis of PC was made by surgical resection in all patients. Operations were lobectomy (n=6), bilobectomy inferior (n=1), and pneumonectomy (n=1). The median survival time was 21.5 months (range: 1-75 months).


Background and Aims: Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare tumor of the lung. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinicopathological characteristics and treatment outcomes of patients with pleomorphic pulmonary carcinoma.

Methods: The records of pathology department from January 2005 to December 2013 were evaluated. Twenty cases of pleomorphic pulmonary carcinoma were identified and studied.

24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2016


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