choriocarcinoma

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choriocarcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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choriocarcinoma

[¦kȯr·ē·ō‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A highly malignant tumor derived from chorionic tissue; found most commonly in the uterus and testis. Also known as chorioepithelioma.
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Mitrovic SLj(1), Arsenijevic PS(2), Kljakic D(3), Djuric JM(3), Milosavljev Gestational choriocarcinoma of the cervix.
Gestational choriocarcinoma in a tubal ectopic pregnancy.
Although chemotherapy seems to be the treatment of choice, chemotherapy regimens used and proved successful for gestational choriocarcinoma had not been effective in gastric choriocarcinoma, in a way similar to nongestational choriocarcinomas of either gonadal or extragonadal origin.
Trophoblastic diseases include complete and partial hydatidiform mole, postmolar tumor, gestational choriocarcinoma, testicular choriocarcinoma, and placental site trophoblastic disease.
It is important to distinguish between gestational choriocarcinoma and the ovary involved and non--gestational choriocarcinoma because of the poor prognosis.
She was diagnosed with gestational choriocarcinoma (GC) based on the pathological examination of the hysterectomy specimen.