Unusual presentation of choriocarcinoma

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Choriocarcinoma is an aggressive neoplasm arising in the body of the uterus. The disease normally spreads to lung and brain. CASE REPORT: A case of malignant trophoblastic disease with brain metastasis, raised intra cranial pressure and small bowel metastasis presenting with acute abdomen is reported. CONCLUSIONS: Malignant transformation in a hydatidiform mole is rare event. Involvement of gastrointestinal tract is rarer even in presence of disseminated disease. Surgery is the treatment of choice for gastrointestinal complications.

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@article{Balagopal2003UnusualPO, title={Unusual presentation of choriocarcinoma}, author={P G Balagopal and Manoj Bhushan Pandey and Kudigili Chandramohan and Thara Somanathan and Ashwin Kumar}, journal={World Journal of Surgical Oncology}, year={2003}, volume={1}, pages={4 - 4} }