Off-midline retroperitoneal choriocarcinoma presenting as neurologic symptoms

J. C W Chien, Y. L. Hsiao, Sey-En Lin, W. P. Chan

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Abstract

A 28-year-old woman suffered from frequent headaches. She had a history of a dilatation and curettage for hydatidiform moles. This admission showed markedly elevated levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and lactate dehydrogenase. Brain MRI showed a hemorrhagic mass in the left temporal area, with rapid growth. Histology of tumors obtained from multiple areas including retroperitoneum was consistent with choriocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume32
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Retroperitoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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