Primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma presenting with a hemothorax

Hyun Joo Seol, Ju Han Lee, Ki Yeol Lee, Je Hyeong Kim, Nak Woo Lee, Hyung Joo Park

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    Primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare condition that is difficult to diagnose. In this report, we describe a case of primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma that presented with a hemothorax, initially diagnosed as an ectopic pregnancy. The patient was treated successfully with surgery followed by combination chemotherapy. In rare instances such as this, choriocarcinoma can originate in sites outside the genital tract; a thorough and thoughtful evaluation will ensure an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)663-665
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 May


    • Choriocarcinoma
    • Hemothorax
    • Primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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