Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Other tumors
Teratoid carcinosarcoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 May 2018, last major update November 2004

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Teratoid carcinosarcoma

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Teratoid carcinosarcoma. website. Accessed November 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Features of carcinosarcoma and immature teratoma
  • Adults; poor prognosis with 3 year survival of 40% due to uncontrollable local growth
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Primitive neuroepithelial elements with well formed rosettes
  • Well formed glands with atypical epithelium
  • Myxoid tissue
  • Rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation
  • Benign and malignant cartilage
  • Cellular areas
Negative stains
Additional references