Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2006, Vol 22, Num, 3     (Pages: 192-195)

Primary gastric choriocarcinoma: A case report

Kemal DENİZ 1, Arzu TAŞDEMİR 1, Tahir Ercan PATIROĞLU 1

1 Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, KAYSERİ

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Primary gastric choriocarcinoma is a highly malignant and very rare tumor. A 44-year-old man was referred to our hospital, with a diagnosis of gastric adenocarcinoma made by histologic examination of the endoscopic biopsies in an other medical center. The patient underwent total gastrectomy and omentectomy. Histological examination of the gastrectomy specimen revealed gastric choriocarcinoma. Postoperative chemoteraphy was performed and the patient died of disease 4 months after operation.

Keywords : Stomach, choriocarcinoma