Testicular choriocarcinoma with small bowel metastasis and active gastrointestinal bleeding

Asad Saulat Fatimi, Khizer Masroor Anns, Faheemullah Khan, Wasim Ahmed Memon, Junaid Iqbal, Muhammad Aman, Izaz Ahmad, Sahar Fatima

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Abstract

Testicular choriocarcinomas make up less than 1% of all germ-cell tumors and are highly malignant, attributable to hematogenous spread. While the most common sites of metastasis are the lungs and liver, metastatic spread to the gastrointestinal tract is rare wherein patients may present with GI distress or even an upper GI bleed. In this report, we present a case of known testicular choriocarcinoma in a 40-year-old male who presented to the emergency room with severe anemia and a suspected upper GI bleed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1120
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Gastrointestinal bleed
  • Germ-cell tumor
  • Metastasis

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