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
AuthorsMarjolaine Vincent, Isabelle Court-Fortune, Georgia Karpathiou, Marios E. Froudarakis, Jean-Michel Vergnon
- • Accepted on 07/06/2017
- • Available online on 27/07/2017
- • Published online on 15/11/2017
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- Vincent, Marjolaine [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Court-Fortune, Isabelle [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
- Karpathiou, Georgia [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
- Froudarakis, Marios E. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
- Vergnon, Jean-Michel [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
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