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Sarcomatoid Carcinoma

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This field shows a high-grade sarcoma. No recognizable carcinomatous areas can be seen. The tumor cells are highly pleomorphic with atypical mitotic figures. Recurrence rate for sarcomatoid carcinoma of the esophagus is about 20%. Metastasis to lymph nodes occurs occasionally and may contain only epithelial elements, a combination of epithelial and sarcomatoid elements, or only the sarcomatous component.

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