CNS tumor

Germ cell tumors

Embryonal carcinoma



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Minor changes: 1 September 2020

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Embryonal carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnstumorembryonalcarcinoma.html. Accessed December 6th, 2021.
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
Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
Positive stains
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