Testicular choriocarcinoma metastatic to the skin: an additional case and literature review.

@article{Tinkle2001TesticularCM,
  title={Testicular choriocarcinoma metastatic to the skin: an additional case and literature review.},
  author={Lily L Tinkle and Bradley Graham and T J Spillane and Ronald J. Barr},
  journal={Cutis},
  year={2001},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={117-20}
}
Choriocarcinoma, a malignancy of trophoblastic cells, is characterized by the secretion of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Choriocarcinoma primarily arises from the fetal (placental) trophoblasts in the setting of a molar pregnancy. Nongestational choriocarcinoma from the ovary or testis is much rarer. Testicular choriocarcinoma is a malignant tumor with great propensity for distant metastasis. The primary sites of metastasis are the lungs, liver, and brain. Skin metastasis is very rare but… CONTINUE READING