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[Choriocarcinoma with pulmonary metastasis: diagnosis and treatment].

A.-S. Olezac
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I. Papanikolaou
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L. Bengrine-Lefevre
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INTRODUCTION: Choriocarcinoma is a rare tumour which results from the anarchic proliferation of a gonadic or extra gonadic germinal cell. CASE REPORT: A 45 year old pre menopausal woman of African origin presented with a persistent cough and deterioration of general status. The chest X-ray revealed a cavitated mass of the right upper lobe. Other lesions were associated (liver, kidney and scalp). Choriocarcinoma, suspected in the presence of an elevated ssHCG without a gravid uterus, was confirmed by biopsy excision of a haemorrhagic cutaneous lesion of the scalp. Despite the poor prognosis methotrexate based chemotherapy resulted in control of the disease and a good remission.
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hal-00596886 , version 1 (30-05-2011)


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A.-S. Olezac, I. Papanikolaou, L. Bengrine-Lefevre, C. Chouaid. [Choriocarcinoma with pulmonary metastasis: diagnosis and treatment].. Revue des Maladies Respiratoires, 2009, 26 (7), pp.769-72. ⟨hal-00596886⟩
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