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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 171-177

Metastatic choriocarcinoma presenting as intracranial hemorrhage and intussusception

Division of Trophoblastic Diseases, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

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Gisele V Gonzales-Acantilado
M.D, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Manila
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DOI: 10.4103/pjog.pjog_25_21

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Extrauterine choriocarcinoma is a rare entity. The criteria used for its diagnosis are as follows: (1) Absence of disease in the uterine cavity, (2) pathologic confirmation of diagnosis, (3) exclusion of molar pregnancy, and (4) absence of a coexistent intrauterine pregnancy. Delay in the diagnosis can be attributed to its nongynecologic manifestations such as bleeding from any organ system, unexplained systemic symptoms, and metastatic foci from an unknown primary malignancy. This is an unusual case of 27-year-old G3P3 (3-0-0-3) who underwent emergency left parietal craniotomy excision due to increased intracranial pressure symptoms secondary to left parietal tumor. Histopathology revealed metastatic adenocarcinoma. About a month later, she underwent exploratory laparotomy for acute abdominal symptoms secondary to a jejunal mass. Jejuno-jejunal resection anastomosis was done and histopathology revealed choriocarcinoma.

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