Choriocarcinoma

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Definition

-  Gestational trophoblastic disease

-  Malignant tumour of trophoblast

 

Features

-  Incidence 1:50,000 pregnancies

-  Metastasies to lung, brain, liver, kidney

 

Cause

-  Molar pregnancy 50%

-  Miscarriage 30%

-  Normal pregnancy 20%

 

Associated S/S

-  Lower abdominal pain

-  Vaginal bleeding

-  Suspected pregnancy

 

Ix

-  CT: mets

 

Mx

-  Chemotherapy