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  Choriocarcinoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Choriocarcinoma is a malignant and aggressive cancer of the placenta.
It is characterized by early hematogenous spread to the lungs.
Choriocarcinoma is one of the tumors that is most sensitive to chemotherapy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Choriocarcinoma   (162 words)

  
 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago
Gestational trophoblastic disease, or choriocarcinoma, is an aggressive, malignant, often metastatic (spreading to other organs) cancer in the uterus that begins following a pregnancy, a miscarriage, or an abortion.
In approximately one-half of cases of choriocarcinoma, the preceding factor is hydatidiform mole.
Although careful monitoring after the removal of hydatidiform mole or termination of pregnancy may not prevent the development of choriocarcinoma, it is essential in early identification of the condition, which improves outcome.
www.nmh.org /nmh/adam/adamencyclopedia/HIEArticles/001496.htm   (673 words)

  
 Discovery Health :: Diseases & Conditions :: choriocarcinoma
Choriocarcinoma is a rare form of cancer in the tissues of the reproductive system.
Choriocarcinoma develops from reproductive tissue cells, which are very active.
Choriocarcinoma generally causes no symptoms until the cancer is widespread.
www.health.discovery.com /encyclopedias/illnesses.html?article=2515   (440 words)

  
 Choriocarcinoma
Choriocarcinomas are cancers that develop from germ cells, cells that ordinarily turn into sperm or eggs.
Choriocarcinomas are usually referred to an oncologist, a doctor who specializes in cancer treatment.
Choriocarcinomas are not always biopsied before being treated, because they tend to bleed heavily.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/choriocarcinoma_pr.jsp   (992 words)

  
 Choriocarcinoma and Teratoma in the Ovary of a Cynomolgus Monkey -- Toyosawa et al. 37 (2): 186 -- Veterinary Pathology
Choriocarcinoma and Teratoma in the Ovary of a Cynomolgus Monkey -- Toyosawa et al.
Choriocarcinoma and Teratoma in the Ovary of a Cynomolgus Monkey
Ovarian choriocarcinoma is a malignant tumor arising from germ
www.vetpathology.org /cgi/content/full/37/2/186   (881 words)

  
 Choriocarcinoma | AHealthyMe.com
A choriocarcinoma is type of cancer germ cell containing trophoblast cells.
Choriocarcinomas resemble the cells that surround an embryo in the uterus.
Choriocarcinomas are usually treated by surgical removal of the tumor and chemotherapy.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic103548544   (908 words)

  
 Channel3000.com - Health Encyclopedia - Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Choriocarcinoma remains an uncommon, yet almost always curable, cancer that can be associated with pregnancy.
In approximately 50% of cases of choriocarcinoma, the woman had a hydatidiform mole (molar pregnancy).
Nearly one-fourth of choriocarcinomas occur after pregnancy has resulted in the delivery of a normal child.
www.channel3000.com /encyclopedia/6862101/detail.html   (613 words)

  
 eMedicine - Testicular Choriocarcinoma : Article by John W Davis, MD
Choriocarcinoma could be a component of such a tumor, but AFP is within the reference range in pure choriocarcinoma.
Choriocarcinoma is associated with hemorrhage and necrosis and may appear more cystic, inhomogeneous, and calcified than a seminoma.
In 5 cases of pure choriocarcinoma with brain metastases, all patients died, and median survival was 1 month despite treatment with multi-agent chemotherapy.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic362.htm   (3284 words)

  
 hCG Reference Service - hCG, phantom hCG, hCG Reference Service, trophoblast
The choriocarcinoma hCG immunoreactivity in the conditioned medium of JAR choriocarcinoma cells is hCG-H [15].
Cytotrophoblast cells of JEG-3 choriocarcinoma cells were plated onto Matrigel membranes and control inserts, 5000 cell per membrane and per control insert (Biocoat Matrigel invasion membranes, BD Biosciences, Bedford, MA 01730).
This was 88 ± 6% for JEG-3 choriocarcinoma and 66 ± 13% for pregnancy cytotrophoblast.
www.hcglab.com /paperone.htm   (4180 words)

  
 Choriocarcinoma -- eCureMe.com
Choriocarcinoma is a cancer that originates in trophoblastic cells of the placenta (afterbirth).
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia is classified into three types (1) hydatiform mole, that stays in the uterus, (2) invasive hydatiform mole, that invades locally, and the gravest (3) choriocarcinoma, that may spread throughout the body.
Half of the cases of choriocarcinoma have a history of recent hydatidiform mole.
www.ecureme.com /especial/obgyn/Choriocarcinoma.asp   (279 words)

  
 Choriocarcinoma - WrongDiagnosis.com
Choriocarcinomas disseminate rapidly through the hematogenous route; the lungs are most frequently affected.
Choriocarcinoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
With a diagnosis of Choriocarcinoma, it is also important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Choriocarcinoma.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /c/choriocarcinoma/intro.htm   (701 words)

  
 ENLmedical.com: Conditions And Concerns: Medical Encyclopedia: Choriocarcinoma
The incidence of choriocarcinoma in the United States is 1 out of 40,000 pregnancies; however, it is higher in Mexico and some Asian countries.
Although careful monitoring of women after removal of hydatidiform mole or termination of normal or ectopic pregnancy may not prevent the development of choriocarcinoma, it is essential in early identification, which improves outcome.
Choriocarcinoma may recur, usually within several months but possibly as late as 3 years after therapy ends.
www.enlmedical.com /article/001496.htm   (369 words)

  
 Choriocarcinoma definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Choriocarcinoma: A highly malignant tumor that arises from trophoblastic cells within the uterus.
Choriocarcinoma tends to be invasive and to metastasize early and widely through both the venous and lymphatic systems.
Choriocarcinoma is one of the two types of gestational trophoblastic tumor, the other being hydatidiform mole.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=21021   (272 words)

  
 Choriocarcinoma in the Pulmonary Artery Treated With Emergency Pulmonary Embolectomy -- Watanabe et al. 121 (2): 654 -- ...
Choriocarcinoma in the Pulmonary Artery Treated With Emergency Pulmonary Embolectomy -- Watanabe et al.
choriocarcinoma is characterized by the development of early hematogenous
Trubenbach, J, Pereira, PL, Huppert, PE, et al (1997) Primary choriocarcinoma of the pulmonary artery mimicking pulmonary embolism.
www.chestjournal.org /cgi/content/full/121/2/654   (872 words)

  
 Massive hemoptysis: a case of metastatic choriocarcinoma CHEST - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
INTRODUCTION: Choriocarcinoma is a rare tumor in men, comprising less than 5% of germ cell tumors and frequently associated with an elevated serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (B-HCG).
Choriocarcinoma has high propensity for hemorrhage, and complications from the bleeding likely contribute to higher mortality.
Germ cell tumors can arise in normal testes, and this is particularly true of choriocarcinoma, which can metastasize widely, and yet leave minimal tumor or scar in the testis of origin.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0984/is_4_128/ai_n15860785   (625 words)

  
 eMedicine - Testicular Choriocarcinoma : Article Excerpt by: John W Davis, MD
Background: Pure choriocarcinoma of the testis is the exception to most of the rules established for testicular seminoma and all other forms of nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCT).
Unlike other cancers, choriocarcinoma metastasizes by hematogenous routes, the testicular primary is often small or even "burned-out," and the mortality rate is high.
Ramon y Cajal (1987) reported a case of pure choriocarcinoma in the oldest patient recorded, aged 63 years.
www.emedicine.com /med/byname/testicular-choriocarcinoma.htm   (399 words)

  
 Medical Dictionary: Choriocarcinoma - WrongDiagnosis.com
Choriocarcinoma: A rare cancer in women of childbearing age in which cancer cells grow in the tissues that are formed in the uterus after conception.
Choriocarcinoma : malignant metastatic form of trophoblastic tumors, contains sheets of undifferentiated cytotrophoblasts and syncytiotrophoblasts; characterized by the large amounts of chorionic gonadotropin produced; tissue origins can be placental (fetal) or non\-placental.
Choriocarcinoma: Choriocarcinoma is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database: Cancer, Placenta conditions
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/choriocarcinoma.htm   (395 words)

  
 Gestational trophoblastic disease
Gestational trophoblastic disease, or choriocarcinoma, is an aggressive, malignant, often metastatic (spreading) cancer in the uterus that begins following a pregnancy, a miscarriage, or an abortion.
As such, even when choriocarcinoma is metastatic, the cure rate is between 90 - 95%.
Hydatidiform mole is a condition which develops when a pregnancy has many complications.
www.pennhealth.com /ency/article/001496.htm   (669 words)

  
 Choriocarcinoma of the Testis
These nodules of "monophasic" choriocarcinoma were diffusely positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which stained the syncytiotrophoblast cells more intensely; stains for human placental lactogen (HPL) highlighted only the latter cells.
The differential diagnosis of the "monophasic" choriocarcinoma included seminoma and the solid variant of yolk sac tumor, but the tumor had larger, more irregular nuclei than those of seminoma and was not associated with distinctive yolk sac tumor patterns.
The placental site trophoblastic tumor may be confused with Leydig cell tumor or choriocarcinoma, but awareness of its occurrence in the testis and the immunohistochemical findings should permit its recognition.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/choriocarcioma_testis.htm   (395 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Choriocarcinoma: Treatment & Monitoring
Chemotherapy is given because the cancer is usually widespread by the time it is diagnosed.
Unfortunately, choriocarcinoma that has spread to the brain or the liver is very hard to treat.
A woman who has been successfully treated for choriocarcinoma after a molar pregnancy may be able to have a normal pregnancy later.
www.healthopedia.com /choriocarcinoma/treatment.html   (407 words)

  
 Imaging of Pure Primary Ovarian Choriocarcinoma -- Bazot et al. 182 (6): 1603 -- American Journal of Roentgenology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Imaging of Pure Primary Ovarian Choriocarcinoma -- Bazot et al.
Choriocarcinoma is an aggressive tumor that may occur during
and an empty uterus are suggestive of ovarian choriocarcinoma.
www.ajronline.org /cgi/content/full/182/6/1603   (577 words)

  
 Introduction: Choriocarcinoma - CureResearch.com
Researching symptoms of Choriocarcinoma: Further information about the symptoms of Choriocarcinoma is available including a list of symptoms of Choriocarcinoma, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Choriocarcinoma, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Treatments for Choriocarcinoma: Various information is available about treatments available for Choriocarcinoma, or research treatments for other diseases.
Causes of Choriocarcinoma: Research more detailed information about the causes of Choriocarcinoma, other possibly hidden causes of Choriocarcinoma, or other general information about Choriocarcinoma.
www.cureresearch.com /c/choriocarcinoma/intro.htm   (266 words)

  
 Trends in Gestational Choriocarcinoma: A 27-Year Perspective -- Smith et al. 102 (5): 978 -- Obstetrics & Gynecology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gestational choriocarcinoma is a relatively rare and highly
Trends in 5-year average gestational choriocarcinoma incidence rates per 100,000 by race (A) and stage (B) according to Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (1973–1997) program data.
22 choriocarcinomas, the ratio of choriocarcinoma to gestational
www.greenjournal.org /cgi/content/full/102/5/978   (4779 words)

  
 Human trophoblast and choriocarcinoma expression of the growth factor pleiotrophin attributable to germ-line insertion ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Human trophoblast and choriocarcinoma expression of the growth factor pleiotrophin attributable to germ-line insertion of an endogenous retrovirus -- Schulte et al.
Human trophoblast and choriocarcinoma expression of the growth factor pleiotrophin attributable to germ-line insertion of an endogenous retrovirus
of human choriocarcinoma and possibly also of the human trophoblast.
www.pnas.org /cgi/content/full/93/25/14759   (4732 words)

  
 Lola's Story, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease - Choriocarcinoma | EyesOnThePrize.org
Recurrent Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor (GTD) - Choriocarcinoma, 1994 at 34
When I was diagnosed with Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, I was 34 years old and had a one year history with abnormal bleeding and irregular periods.
I quickly learned the hard way, that Gestational Trophoblastic Disease is a term that includes several malignant conditions that are associated with pregnancy: molar pregnancy, invasive mole, metastatic mole and gestational choriocarcinoma (korio carcinoma).
www.eyesontheprize.org /stories/lola.html   (2037 words)

  
 Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistulas Developed After Chemotherapy of Metastatic Choriocarcinoma -- Choi et al. 181 (6): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Unenhanced chest CT scans obtained at admission show multiple variable-sized nodules (arrows) through both lungs, indicating pulmonary metastases of choriocarcinoma.
It has been reported that pulmonary metastatic tumors of a choriocarcinoma are
Green JD, Carden SC, Hammond CB, Johnsrude IS. Angiographic demonstration of arteriovenous shunts in pulmonary metastatic choriocarcinoma.
www.ajronline.org /cgi/content/full/181/6/1544   (1064 words)

  
 Promoter Hypermethylation of Multiple Genes in Hydatidiform Mole and Choriocarcinoma -- Xue et al. 6 (4): 326 -- ...
The methylation status of genes in hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma
hydatidiform mole and 100% (5 of 5) of choriocarcinoma.
All three proteins were strongly expressed in normal placentas, but significantly reduced in choriocarcinomas showing hypermethylation.
jmd.amjpathol.org /cgi/content/full/6/4/326   (3920 words)

  
 Transfection of Antisense Chorionic Gonadotropin {beta} Gene into Choriocarcinoma Cells Suppresses the Cell ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Transfection of Antisense Chorionic Gonadotropin {beta} Gene into Choriocarcinoma Cells Suppresses the Cell Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis -- Hamada et al.
Transfection of Antisense Chorionic Gonadotropin ß Gene into Choriocarcinoma Cells Suppresses the Cell Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis
Address all correspondence and requests for reprints to: Dr. Takeshi Maruo, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan.
jcem.endojournals.org /cgi/content/abstract/90/8/4873   (352 words)

  
 PPAR{gamma} expression in normal human placenta, hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma -- Capparuccia et al. 8 (6): 574 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
PPAR{gamma} expression in normal human placenta, hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma -- Capparuccia et al.
Hydatidiform moles and choriocarcinoma are two gestational trophoblastic
Keelan, J.A., Sato, T.A., Marvin, K.W., Lander, J., Gilmour, R.S. and Mitchell, M.D. (1999) 15-Deoxy-Delta (12,14)-prostaglandin J, a ligand for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma, induces apoptosis in JEG3 choriocarcinoma cells.
molehr.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/8/6/574   (2942 words)

  
 Gestational Trophoblastic Disease - Information about GTD, Hydatidiform mole and Choriocarcinoma
This page has resources for information about Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, including hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma.
Includes all aspects of GTD, including hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma.
Anyone having questions about the application of information appearing here to a specific person or situation should obtain advice from a qualified physician.
www.baymoon.com /~gyncancer/cs/gtd.htm   (255 words)

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