Infantile choriocarcinoma with cutaneous tumors. An additional case and review of the literature.

@article{Avril1986InfantileCW,
  title={Infantile choriocarcinoma with cutaneous tumors. An additional case and review of the literature.},
  author={Marie Avril and Anne Mathieu and Chantal Kalifa and C Caillou},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={1986},
  volume={14 5 Pt 2},
  pages={918-27}
}
Choriocarcinoma is a malignant growth of trophoblastic cells characterized by the secretion of human chorionic gonadotropin. Primary choriocarcinoma arising in the placenta during a seemingly normal gestation is rare. Very few choriocarcinomas occurring simultaneously in mother and child have been reported so far. We describe an additional case of placental choriocarcinoma metastasizing to the newborn and showing many different cutaneous tumors. The primary tumor was found in the placenta. In… CONTINUE READING

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