Treatment of infantile choriocarcinoma of the liver

Janet M. Yoon, R. Cartland Burns, Marcio Malogolowkin, Leo Mascarenhas

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Abstract

Primary choriocarcinoma of the liver is an extremely rare childhood malignancy frequently associated with clinical instability at initial presentation. It often mimics other benign and malignant childhood liver tumors. Prompt diagnosis and initiation of treatment are necessary to attain a successful outcome. We describe a critically ill infant with metastatic choriocarcinoma whose diagnosis was based on radiographic and tumor marker findings, without an initial biopsy, and her successful management with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and delayed surgery. She is currently in continuous remission 24 months from diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • β-human chorionic gonadotropin
  • (β-HCG)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Infant
  • Liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology

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