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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Immunoreactivity of [beta]-human chorionic gonadotropin supports a diagnosis of choriocarcinoma.
Then the patient was treated with a standard non-gestational choriocarcinoma chemotherapy regimen, in the form of four cycles of EMA/ CO (etoposide, methotrexate, actinomycin D, cyclophosphamide, vincristine).
Ovarian choriocarcinoma as the first manifestation of 46,XY pure gonadal dysgenesis.
Vanda Repiska et al suggested that PCR amplification of polymorphic VNTR regions will be a useful tool in helping to determine relative risk of choriocarcinoma in patients with complete hydatidiform moles.
Choriocarcinoma happens when cells that were part of a normal pregnancy or molar pregnancy become cancerous, and there are fewer than 20 cases a year in the UK.
Doctors diagnosed postpartum choriocarcinoma - a cancer that grows from the cells of the placenta.
Choriocarcinoma Identical to tissue arising from placental tissue.
It has previously been reported in association with metastatic gestational choriocarcinoma, in mycosis fungoides with lung involvement, cases of leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, angiosarcoma, histiocytosis and adenocarcinoma (1-4).
It is listed among the germ cell tumors, together with germinoma, embryonic carcinoma, yolk sac tumor, endodermal sinus tumor, choriocarcinoma and mixed germ cells tumors [8].
Choriocarcinoma is a very rare germinal testicular tumour and in literature its incidence has been reported to be 0.