Choriocarcinoma: a rare case of stomach metastasis

Raju Agarwal, Col Dharmesh, Madhusudan Dey, Charu D. Pawar

Abstract


Choriocarcinoma is a rare form of cancer which commonly occurs in women of reproductive age, rarely in post-menopausal women and in women under 20 years of age. We report a rare case of uterine choriocarcinoma with stomach metastasis in a 29 year-old woman who presented with upper gastrointestinal symptoms. The presented case report emphasizes the need for innovative treatment approach and appropriate diagnostic technology to enable early diagnosis and correct treatment. Furthermore the case highlights the need for healthcare workers to consider rare causes of gastrointestinal signs and symptoms.


Keywords


Choriocarcinoma, stomach metastasis, Hydatidiform mole, EMA-CO, Bhcg

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