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Supplementary Material for: Carcinosarcoma of the Female Urethra

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posted on 30.01.2014, 00:00 by D'Arrigo L., Costa A., Fraggetta F., Pennisi M., Pepe P., Aragona F.
Carcinosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor with a biphasic morphology characterized by the presence of a malignant epithelial and mesenchymal component. It has been reported in many organs, including the genitourinary tract. We describe a case of a 47-year-old woman admitted to our hospital for history of recurrent urinary tract infection, dysuria and discharge of bloody fluid from the urethra at the end of urination. A tender palpable mass under the anterior vaginal wall was found and pathological examination showed a urethral carcinosarcoma. The histopathogenetic hypothesis and clinical management were considered in this report.

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