Archive of Oncology 2010 Volume 18, Issue 3, Pages: 86-87
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Gestational choriocarcinoma with hemorrhagic pleural effusion
Lazović Biljana, Milenković Vera
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) consists of a spectrum of disorders
that are characterized by an abnormal proliferation of trophoblastic tissue.
By virtue of their high vascularity and affinity of trophoblast for blood
vessels, metastases often occur early and the most common site of such
metastases is the lung. We described a case of a 34-year-old patient with
pain in the left half of the chest, occasional, brief hemoptysis, and
amenorrhea occurring in the period of 3 months. This presentation highlights
the importance of analysis of HCG in the pleural puncture, for quick
diagnosis and timely treatment.
Keywords: Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms, Choriocarcinoma, Neoplasm Metastasis, Pleural Effusion, Malignant
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