Atypical presentation of a rare gestational trophoblastic neoplasm: a case report

Authors

  • Faiqa Binte Aamir Second Year MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1314-9117
  • Mohummad Hassan Raza Raja Third Year MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syeda Maria Ahmad Zaidi Second Year MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ali Aahil Noorali Fifth Year MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5112-9571
  • Mohammad Bin Pervez Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Saulat Hasnain Fatimi Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4154-0719

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.3203

Abstract

A 34-year-old woman had a history of 3 miscarriages and presented with symptoms of an unproductive cough and rising serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (B-hCG) levels. There were no gynaecological symptoms. A diagnosis of Choriocarcinoma with pulmonary metastasis was made. In Pakistan, the incidence of Choriocarcinoma remains exceedingly rare, accounting for less than 0.3% of all gynaecologic tumours. Though rare, if managed appropriately, it has a reasonably good prognosis, as demonstrated by the outcome of the current case.

Keywords: Choriocarcinoma, EMA-CO Chemotherapy, Pulmonary Metastasis, Thoracotomy

Published

2022-01-28

Issue

Section

Case Report