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 choriocarcinoma is very uncommon, it is potentially treatable with good response to chemotherapy and an early diagnosis is extremely important.
Armstrong had malignant placental cells (choriocarcinoma) as a component of his testicular cancer and these cells released HCG, he gave positive pregnancy tests.
Histologically, choriocarcinoma displays diffusely infiltrative or solid destructive growth involving endomyometrium.
Medics told the shocked couple that Tammie, 29, had choriocarcinoma, a type of persistent trophoblastic, very rare pregnancy-related tumour.
Medics told the shocked couple that Tammie ,29, had choriocarcinoma, a type of persistent trophoblastic, very rare pregnancy-related tumours.
A, Monophasic choriocarcinoma consisting of a proliferation of mononucleated trophoblast cells in a bloody background.
Thus, the final pathological diagnosis was choriocarcinoma that met the diagnostic criteria for PPC.
Embryonal carcinoma and teratocarcinoma are common between the ages of 25 and 35, and choriocarcinoma is common in the ages of 20-30.
Infantile choriocarcinoma with cutaneous, liver, and lung metastases.
The algorithms he referred to were established by a handful of centers with expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating these rare conditions, including noninvasive hydatidiform mole, invasive mole, and choriocarcinoma, the most aggressive form of GTN.