Skull Base 2010; 20(5): 393-396
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1254404
CASE REPORT

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Intracerebral Metastasis of a Sinonasal Teratocarcinosarcoma: A Case Report

Cedric Shorter1 , Ali Nourbakhsh1 , Marc Dean2 , Jaiyeola Thomas-Ogunniyi3 , Timothy S. Lian2 , Bharat Guthikonda1
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 3Department of Pathology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana
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Publication History

Publication Date:
23 June 2010 (online)

ABSTRACT

Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma (SNTCS) is a rare, malignant neoplasm that contains both mesenchymal and epithelial components. The mortality rate for this tumor is ~60% within 3 years, with the average survival rate being 1.7 years. Usually, this neoplasm presents with symptoms of nasal obstruction and epistaxis. Neurological symptoms from intracranial extension and dural invasion are rare presentations for this neoplasm. We present the first known case of an intracerebral metastasis of a previously resected SNTCS.

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Bharat GuthikondaM.D. 

Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport

1501 Kings Highway, PO Box 33932, Shreveport, LA 71130-39392

Email: bguthi@lsuhsc.edu

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