Journal of
Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Lab. Diagn.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2618
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMLD
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 52

Case Report

Teratocarcinosarcoma of the tongue with bilateral neck nodal metastases

Peter Kalina
  • Peter Kalina
  • Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First StreetRochester, MN, USA.
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Erik Steckler
  • Erik Steckler
  • Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First StreetRochester, MN, USA.
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Heidi Lehrke
  • Heidi Lehrke
  • Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First StreetRochester, MN, USA.
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  •  Received: 10 May 2016
  •  Accepted: 31 August 2016
  •  Published: 30 September 2016

Abstract

When confronted with a tongue and neck mass in a child, a specific diagnosis can be difficult to make with a differential diagnosis often provided. Teratocarcinosarcoma of the tongue with metastases to the neck would be considered an extremely rare specific diagnosis to correctly make prospectively. This study presents the clinical appearance, as well as the CT, MRI, PET and pathologic findings in this rare entity. With this information and constellation of findings, it is believed that this rare entity should be included in the differential diagnosis.