Secretion of β-HCG from squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck

  title={Secretion of β-HCG from squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck},
  author={Justin H Turner and Hillary M. Ross and Jeremy D. Richmon},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={169 - 170}
  • Justin H Turner, Hillary M. Ross, Jeremy D. Richmon
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    Otolaryngology--head and neck…
  • Medicine
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone secreted by placental syncytiotrophoblasts and is a well-characterized marker for pregnancy. Paraneoplastic syndromes involving -HCG production have been reported arising from tumors of multiple tissues, including bone, breast, stomach, and lung. We report a patient with a -HCG-secreting squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue base with diffuse metastasis. This is the first such case reported in a woman, and in the current scenario it resulted… CONTINUE READING

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