Sinonasal Teratocarcinosarcoma

K. Kenneth Chao, Tony Y. Eng, Jonathan Barnes, Rajiv Dahiya

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Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma (SNTCS) is a distinctly rare tumor characterized by a variegated histologic architecture of epithelial and mesenchymal components. By reported accounts, SNTCS is a highly malignant tumor displaying rapid, aggressive growth. Prognosis is poor: less than 45% of all patients survive past 5 years. Combination surgery and radiotherapy currently appear to be the most effective treatment. This report presents a 76-year-old African American man with a SNTCS in the right nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. The patient was treated with combination surgical excision and postoperative radiation therapy. The clinical and pathologic features and clinical course will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2004


  • Radiation therapy
  • Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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