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Cancer Research Frontiers. 2016 Sept; 2(3): 411-415. doi: 10.17980/2016.411

A rare case of metastatic choriocarcinoma to multiple organs causing intractable bleeding.

Hiang Jin Tan, Hsien Tsung Tay, Chung Yip Chan

Department of Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

*Corresponding author: Hiang Jin Tan, MOHH, 1 Maritime Square, #11-25 Harbourfront Centre, Singapore 099253. Email: hiangjin.tan@mohh.com.sg; Tel no: +6591194466

Citation: Hiang Jin Tan, et al. A rare case of metastatic choriocarcinoma to multiple organs causing intractable bleeding. Cancer Research Frontiers. 2016 Sept; 2(3): 411-415. doi: 10.17980/2016.411

Copyright: @ 2016 Hiang Jin Tan, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Competing Interests: The authors have not received any funding or benefits from industry. The authors declare no competing financial interests.

Consent: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient’s family members for publication of this case report and accompanying images.

Received Sept 13, 2016; Revised Nov 8, 2016; Accepted Nov 19, 2015. Published Dec 2, 2016.

 

Abstract

Choriocarcinoma is the most aggressive form of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). It has rapid growth and metastatic potential. Patients with this disease presented with bleeding manifestation in certain organs such as vaginal, gastrointestinal tract, lungs or brain. We report an unusual case of multiple organs bleeding in a patient with metastatic carcinoma.

Key words: bleeding, metastasis, choriocarcinoma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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