Choriocarcinoma of the bladder: Report of a case of primary tumor or late metastasis of a molar pregnancy

D. Yishai, J. Atad, J. Bornstein, Y. Sova, Y. Mecz, A. Lurie, M. Lurie, H. Abramovici

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Abstract

Choriocarcinoma of the bladder was diagnosed in a 54-year old woman presenting with macroscopic hematuria 17 years following evacuation of a molar pregnancy. The patient was treated by cystoscopic transurethral tumor resection followed by three courses of triple-agent chemotherapy and total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Six months later a gradual rise in β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels led to the diagnosis of recurrent bladder tumor at the site of the previous tumor. The patient underwent a conservative partial cystectomy, and 12 months postoperatively there was no evidence of disease. It is unclear whether the patient developed a primary urinary bladder choriocarcinoma or late metastatic disease from the previous molar pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-484
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume40
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bladder neoplasms
  • choriocarcinoma
  • hydatidiform mole

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