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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These reports included a case associated with acute respiratory failure, but none with choriocarcinoma.
Choriocarcinoma (sometimes known as placenta cancer) can happen after any type of pregnancy, but it is extremely rare.
We have succeeded in developing a co-culture of H295R human adrenocortical carcinoma cells with characteristics of the fetal adrenal and BeWo human choriocarcinoma cells with characteristics of the villous trophoblast that exhibits the steroidogenic functionality of the human fetoplacental unit.
Human choriocarcinoma JEG-3 cells (HTB36; American Type Culture Collection) were cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM; SigmaAldrich, St.
Choriocarcinoma was a possible source of her elevated HCG but the negative endometrial curettage with decreasing HCG levels was reassuring.
The germ cell tumour often gives lymph node metastasis, except from choriocarcinoma, which is characterized by early hematogenous spread.
Metastatic choriocarcinoma with tumor thrombus in the right atrium and pulmonary vessels: diagnosis and therapy monitoring with F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT.
Carbohydrate and peptide structure of the alpha- and beta-subunits of human chorionic gonadotropin from normal and aberrant pregnancy and choriocarcinoma.
Other AEs associated with cladribine included dermatomal herpes zoster, benign uterine leiomyomas, and four isolated malignancies (malignant melanoma, ovarian, cervical, and pancreatic cancers) as well as one case of choriocarcinoma after the study.
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) is a hormone produced normally by the placenta, whose level is elevated in the blood of patients with certain types of testicular and ovarian cancers (germ cell tumours) and choriocarcinoma (98).
The tumours are classified into seminoma (classic, anaplastic and spermatocytic variants) and non-seminomatous germ cell tumours (embryonal carcinoma, teratocarcinoma, teratoma, choriocarcinoma, and yolk sac tumours).