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

@article{Turner2010SecretionO,
  title={Secretion of β-HCG from squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck},
  author={J. Turner and Hillary M. Ross and J. Richmon},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={143},
  pages={169 - 170}
}
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… Expand
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