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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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.
Gestational choriocarcinoma arising from a cornual ectopic pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature.