Massive gastrointestinal bleeding from choriocarcinoma of the ovary

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Abstract

Choriocarcinoma of the ovary is a rare neoplasm and tends to metastasize early to involve the lungs, brain, and liver. Metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract is rare. We report the case of a young lady, who presented with life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding, secondary to jejunal involvement. The site of bleeding was localized using a computed tomography angiogram following inconclusive upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies. The bleeding jejunal segment was resected and the metastatic disease responded to combination chemotherapy. Metastatic choriocarcinoma of the ovary should be considered a possible diagnosis in patients presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Jejunum
  • Metastatic
  • Ovarian neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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