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Choriocarcinoma with pulmonary and cerebral metastases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18946601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Choriocarcinoma is an aggressive tumour. Uncommonly, it spreads distantly, and rarely results in pulmonary and brain metastases. Its prognosis is generally good when treated. We report a 33-year-old woman with fever, haemoptysis and asthenia. One month after the appearance of metrorrhagia, she was diagnosed to have choriocarcinoma with pulmonary metastasis. After chemotherapy, pulmonary images disappeared and human chorionic gonadotropin returned to normal. She was re-admitted with neurological signs ten months later, confirming recurrence of the disease with brain metastasis. She was treated with surgery and polychemotherapy, with a favourable outcome and disappearance of the disease.
Authors:
B Sierra-Bergua; M Sánchez-Marteles; J L Cabrerizo-García; I Sanjoaquin-Conde
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-23     Completed Date:  2009-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e286-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clínico Universitario "Lozano Blesa", Avda San Juan Bosco 15, Zaragoza 50009, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Asthenia / etiology
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis,  secondary*,  therapy*
Choriocarcinoma / diagnosis,  pathology*,  therapy
Chorionic Gonadotropin / metabolism
Female
Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  therapy
Hemoptysis / etiology
Humans
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis,  secondary*,  therapy*
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pregnancy
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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