Extra Uterine Choriocarcinoma Mimicking as Ectopic Pregnancy: A Rare Case Report

Extra Uterine Choriocarcinoma Mimicking as Ectopic Pregnancy: A Rare Case Report Introduction Choriocarcinomas are germ cell tumours formed by trophoblastic elements (Mundkur et al., J Clin Diagn Res 9(1):QD01–2; 2015). Gestational choriocarcinoma can occur after molar pregnancy, tubal pregnancy or antecedent normal pregnancy. Primary extra-uterine choriocarcinoma is very rare. Case Report We report here a case of broad ligament choriocarcinoma who presented with a complaint of pain in lower abdomen off and on. She had a history of dilation and evacuation for spontaneous abortion 3 months back and then she had regular menses. Her transvaginal sonography revealed 42 x 35 mm size right adnexal mass which was more consistent with ectopic pregnancy and her serum human chorionic gonadotropin (b-Hcg) level was 1,76,075 mIU/ ml. Finally, patient was diagnosed as ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy and thus, she underwent laparotomy. On laparotomy, there was purple colored broad ligament mass of size 5x6 cm with highly increased vascularity in right side which was removed with difficulty and massive bleeding occurred. So, total abdominal hysterectomy was done. Histopathological report showed choriocarcinoma of right broad ligament invading myometrium. The patient was given 6 cycles of EMACO regime. Serum b-Hcg levels of the patient gradually declined and eventually became negative after 2 weeks of 5th EMACO. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology Springer Journals

Extra Uterine Choriocarcinoma Mimicking as Ectopic Pregnancy: A Rare Case Report

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Oncology; Surgical Oncology
ISSN
2363-8397
eISSN
2363-8400
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40944-018-0199-4
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Abstract

Introduction Choriocarcinomas are germ cell tumours formed by trophoblastic elements (Mundkur et al., J Clin Diagn Res 9(1):QD01–2; 2015). Gestational choriocarcinoma can occur after molar pregnancy, tubal pregnancy or antecedent normal pregnancy. Primary extra-uterine choriocarcinoma is very rare. Case Report We report here a case of broad ligament choriocarcinoma who presented with a complaint of pain in lower abdomen off and on. She had a history of dilation and evacuation for spontaneous abortion 3 months back and then she had regular menses. Her transvaginal sonography revealed 42 x 35 mm size right adnexal mass which was more consistent with ectopic pregnancy and her serum human chorionic gonadotropin (b-Hcg) level was 1,76,075 mIU/ ml. Finally, patient was diagnosed as ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy and thus, she underwent laparotomy. On laparotomy, there was purple colored broad ligament mass of size 5x6 cm with highly increased vascularity in right side which was removed with difficulty and massive bleeding occurred. So, total abdominal hysterectomy was done. Histopathological report showed choriocarcinoma of right broad ligament invading myometrium. The patient was given 6 cycles of EMACO regime. Serum b-Hcg levels of the patient gradually declined and eventually became negative after 2 weeks of 5th EMACO.

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Indian Journal of Gynecologic OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 23, 2018

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