Massive hemoptysis as a rare presentation of metastatic choriocrcinoma

Shahid Javed Husain, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Asmooni Yunus, Sajjad Jamil

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Choriocarcinoma is an uncommon but rapidly invasive and widely metastasizing tumour. Lung Is the commonest organ of spread, usually presenting as mild hemoptysis and chest pain in a patient with a recent miscarriage or known molar pregnancy. One such case of a 25 years old woman is reported who did not have any history of recent pregnancy or miscarriage and presented with a life-threatening massive hemoptysis. She responded well to therapy once the diagnosis of metastatic choriocarcinoma was established .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-236
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • Beta human chorionic gonadotropin
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Massive hemoptysis


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