Where is true malignant mixed tumor (carcinosarcoma) located?

Updated: Dec 01, 2015
  • Author: M Sherif Said, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: M Sherif Said, MD, PhD  more...
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In the major salivary glands, most reported cases of carcinosarcoma (65%) occurred in the parotid gland. [1, 3, 4] Some cases (19%) have been reported in the submandibular gland. [3, 14, 21] In the minor salivary glands, the palate is the most common site, [6] but other sites, including the cheek, have been reported. [22, 23]


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