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An extremely rare case of postpartum gestational choriocarcinoma with long-term survival

Abstract

Gestational choriocarcinomas are highly malignant tumors with elevated serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels. We report an extremely rare case of a 27-year-old woman who presented 4 months after normal delivery, with pulmonary, renal and intracardiac metastases of a choriocarcinoma. No primary uterine tumor was found. She was surgically treated for the renal and cardiac metastases as well as with cisplatin-etoposide chemotherapy. No recurrence has been observed 16 years after initial diagnosis, and the patient was able to have a second child. This case report shows that appropriate treatment of metastatic gestational choriocarcinoma can cure the patient without compromising her fertility.

Tumori 2017; 103(Suppl. 1): e16 - e18

Article Type: CASE REPORT

DOI:10.5301/tj.5000660

Authors

Marjolaine Vincent, Isabelle Court-Fortune, Georgia Karpathiou, Marios E. Froudarakis, Jean-Michel Vergnon

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Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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  • Department of Pneumonology and Thoracic Oncology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne - France
  • Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne - France

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