Title

Massive hemoptysis as a rare presentation of metastatic choriocarcinoma.

Document Type

Article

Department

Medicine

Abstract

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 .

Publication

JCPSP: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan.