Giant Pendulous Carcinosarcoma – Squamous Cell Carcinoma-Type - of the Leg – A Case Report and Review of the Literature


  • Uwe Wollina Stadtisches Klinikum Dresden - Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Dresden, Sachsen
  • Ina Riedel Stadtisches Klinikum Dresden - Institute of Pathology "Georg Schmorl" Dresden, Sachsen
  • Mohammad R. Abushika Stadtisches Klinikum Dresden - Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Dresden, Sachsen
  • Torello Lotti University G. Marconi of Rome - Dermatology and Venereology, Rome
  • Georgi Tchernev Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior, Sofia; Onkoderma, Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia



Non-melanoma skin cancer, Cutaneous carcinosarcoma, Leg, Histopathology, Surgery


Cutaneous carcinosarcoma (CCS) is a rare non-melanoma skin cancer with a biphasic growth pattern. A tumour is composed of epithelial and mesenchymal cells that show clonality. In most cases, CCS develops in the head-and-neck region on the chronic sun-exposed skin of males. Here, we describe an 80-year-old female patient who developed a giant, pendulous CCS on the leg.  A tumour was surgically removed. We found no evidence of metastatic spread.


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Wollina U, Riedel I, Abushika MR, Lotti T, Tchernev G. Giant Pendulous Carcinosarcoma – Squamous Cell Carcinoma-Type - of the Leg – A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2018 Jan. 10 [cited 2021 Sep. 22];6(1):112-4. Available from:

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