Choriocarcinoma cerebral metastasis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Middle aged woman with headaches.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Modality: CT

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Case Discussion

CT with contrast demonstrates a frontal lobe mass which is hyperdense. Without comparing to pre-contrast study it is difficult to assess for density (in this case the mass was hyperdense - not shown)

Histology

Sections of all three specimens show predominantly recent hemorrhage, associated with focal metastatic carcinoma, consistent with metastatic choriocarcinoma. Immunohistochemical studies show that the neoplastic cells are immunopositive for HCG and are immunonegative for alpha fetoprotein.

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Case Information

rID: 12586
Case created: 19th Dec 2010
Last edited: 15th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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