Anterior Mediastinal Mass as the Initial Presentation of a Choriocarcinoma

Chee-Hwee Lee, Wing P. Chan

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Abstract

A 43-year-old man presented with shortness of breath for 10 days and loss body weight in the past month. Chest palpation showed gynecomastia. Computed tomography scan of the chest showed a 14-cm necrotic mass at anterior mediastinum with extension to left upper lung and multiple nodules in both lungs. The beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG) level was elevated. The patient received ultrasound-guided biopsy of the anterior mediastinal mass. Histology revealed choriocarcinoma with trophoblastic differentiation and marked necrosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
JournalInternational Journal of Radiology & Medical Imaging
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Choriocarcinoma
Thorax
Gynecomastia
Lung
Palpation
Mediastinum
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Dyspnea
Histology
Necrosis
Tomography
Body Weight
Biopsy

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