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Gestational choriocarcinoma

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Choriocarcinoma is a malignant tumor of trophoblastic cells that aggressively spreads, most often hematogenously, to the lungs, brain, liver, and other pelvic organs. Gestational choriocarcinoma arises in the placenta / uterus, often following a hydatidiform mole, miscarriage, abortion, or pregnancy. Nongestational choriocarcinomas arise in the ovaries or testes. Ovarian choriocarcinoma presents with abdominal mass, vaginal bleeding, menorrhagia, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Testicular choriocarcinoma most often appears in younger men and is known to have a poor prognosis. Elevated human chorionic gonadotropin is characteristic. Testicular choriocarcinoma may or may not manifest with testicular mass or metastatic site bleeding.

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ICD10CM:
C58 – Malignant neoplasm of placenta

SNOMEDCT:
188188009 – Choriocarcinoma

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Gestational choriocarcinoma
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Gestational choriocarcinoma : Abdominal pain, Abdominal mass, Elevated urine hCG level, Vaginal bleeding, Menorrhagia
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