CNS tumor
Germ cell tumors
Embryonal carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 January 2006

Revised: 2 January 2019, last major update January 2006

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: "Embryonal carcinoma" CNS

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Embryonal carcinoma. website. Accessed May 30th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Prognosis poorer than germinoma
  • May be associated with precocious puberty
  • Characterized by rapid and bulky growth and spread to liver and lungs
  • 60% have metastases at presentation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
Positive stains
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