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September 10, 2020

Sinonasal Teratocarcinosarcoma—A Rare and Highly Aggressive Neoplasm

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Utah, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Salt Lake City
  • 2University of Utah, Department of Pathology, Salt Lake City
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):106-108. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2413

Sinonasal cancers are the most common malignant tumors of the anterior skull base.1 Squamous cell carcinomas, esthesioneuroblastomas, and salivary gland cancers are types most frequently encountered.2 However, rare tumors are possible, and should be recognized because many have a poor prognosis. Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma (SNTCS) is an exceptionally rare and highly aggressive paranasal neoplasm.

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