Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma is a rare, aggressive tumor comprising of both epithelial and mesenchymal cells. It is important to distinguish it from other lung tumors due to its poor prognosis and extensive metastasis. We present a case of a 36 year old female patient who initially presented with right sided weakness and slurred speech due to an ischemic infarct of the left basal ganglia. Further workup revealed a lung mass extending to the left atrium with spinal metastasis. Sarcomatoid Carcinoma remains a diagnostic challenge due to its early recurrence and atypical presentation.
Imtiaz, Hina and Amir Sheikh, Muhammad Dawood
"A rare presentation of pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma with left atrial involvement and spinal metastasis presenting with an ischemic infarct.,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 15:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol15/iss2/8