CNS tumor
Germ cell tumors
Embryonal carcinoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 September 2017, last major update January 2006

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Embryonal carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnstumorembryonalcarcinoma.html. Accessed October 18th, 2017.
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