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Open Access Carcinosarcoma of the Maxilla in a Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus)

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We present the first, to our knowledge, described case of carcinosarcoma of the maxilla in a squirrel monkey. Carcinosarcomas are rare tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract, and consist of carcinomatous and sarcomatous tissue. Histologic analysis revealed a neoplasm composed of an adenocarcinomatous component (epithelial element) and a mesenchymal component (sarcomatous element). Metastatic growth was documented in the lung tissue and the submandibular lymph node. The histolopathologic findings, the pattern of metastasis, and the clinical progression closely resembled those of carcinosarcoma involving salivary glands in humans.

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Affiliations: 1: Department of Periodontics, University of Maryland Dental School, 666 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201 2: Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Pathology Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School, 666 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201 3: Veterinary Resources Program, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services, P.O. Box 56, Poolesville, Maryland 20837

Publication date: 2004-06-01

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