A pure and bizarre ovarian malignancy - choriocarcinoma: case report


  • Swati Kanchan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Shyamala Guruvare Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Bhavna Nayal Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India




Pure choriocarcinoma, Beta human chorionic gonadotropin, Chemotherapy


Germ cell malignancies represent 15% of ovarian cancers in Asians. Choriocarcinoma is a malignant tumor of the ovary with trophoblastic differentiation can be gestational or non-gestational in origin the study is aimed to increase awareness of rare malignant cancer in children that can present in uncommon symptoms and is diagnosed only if the doctor is vigilant. It is a prospective observational case report. Though uncommon a cancer, choriocarcinoma cases have been reported several times in the literature with no definitive treatment plan. The neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery has proven too successful in the above case. A multidisciplinary approach to juvenile cancer can have a fruitful outcome with high cure rates. The rarity of this cancer makes it difficult to have clear cut diagnosis fixed treatment plan. A good history taking and easy availability of ultrasound with fast-track referral can save many lives from the deadly disease like cancer. Due to paucity of data in regard to pure choriocarcinoma this case report may help in gathering more attention to the research towards this cancer.

Author Biographies

Swati Kanchan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India



Shyamala Guruvare, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bhavna Nayal, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Associate Professor

Department Of Pathology 


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