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Craniospinal dissemination in teratocarcinosarcoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18671647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There have been fewer than 60 cases of malignant teratocarcinosarcoma (TCS) described in the literature, usually arising in the nose and paranasal sinuses. The authors report on a patient who presented with neurological symptoms caused by a frontal lobe TCS, and in whom widespread spinal tumor dissemination developed. In rare cases, TCSs can occur with a predominantly cranial and neurological presentation and spread to the spinal canal.
C C Tchoyoson Lim; Anuradha Thiagarajan; Chee Seng Sim; Mark L Khoo; Thomas P Shakespeare; Ivan Ng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-01     Completed Date:  2008-09-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neuroradiology, National Neuroscience Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging
Fatal Outcome
Lumbar Vertebrae
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Sarcoma / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging
Spinal Neoplasms / pathology*
Teratocarcinoma / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging

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