Metastatic choriocarcinoma presenting in a gravid woman

Kevin Byrd, Rachel Seay, Charles J. Bechert, G. Larry Maxwell, Annette Bicher

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Abstract

Choriocarcinoma coexistent with an intrauterine pregnancy is rare and requires decisions affecting mother and child to treat this aggressive tumor. An instance of this situation is presented to highlight clinical circumstances that warrant departure from accepted dogma. Pathologic aspects of choriocarcinoma are also discussed. Diagnosis of choriocarcinoma during an otherwise normal pregnancy requires a high index of suspicion and consideration of unconventional diagnostic maneuvers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Metastatic choriocarcinoma
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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