Primary Pulmonary Choriocarcinoma: a Case Report

Dawit Kebede Huluka, Temesgen Damtew Nurye, Tewodros Haile Gebremariam, Amsalu Bekele Binegdie, Max O’Donnel, Sam Parsia, Charles Bruce Sherman

Abstract


Primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma (PPC) is a rare malignant tumor of the lung. It is classified as one of the primary extragonadal choriocarcinomas (EGCC), which often involve midline structures such as the mediastinum, retroperitoneum, intracranium, stomach, intestines, bladder, and prostate; and have two unique characteristics: they are not associated with abnormal gestation and are not part of a germ cell neoplasm involving the reproductive organs. Diagnosis of PPC is often challenging and treatment is usually ineffective. We present the first case of PCC reported from East Africa and one of only 56 casesreported in the literature.


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