Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Neuroectodermal / melanocytic

Topic Completed: 1 November 2004

Revised: 5 June 2019

Copyright: 2004-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Teratocarcinosarcoma

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Teratocarcinosarcoma. website. Accessed October 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Features of carcinosarcoma and immature teratoma
  • Adults; poor prognosis with 3 year survival of 40% due to uncontrollable local growth
  • Also known as teratoid carcinosarcoma
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
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