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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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MOLINA INFANTE, J. et al. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to metastatic choriocarcinoma with gastric and colonic involvement. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2004, vol.96, n.1, pp.77-80. ISSN 1130-0108.

Metastatic choriocarcinoma is a rare nonseminomatous germ-cell tumor with a characteristic hemorrhagic tendency due to its trophoblastic origin. Gastrointestinal tube involvement is present in less than 5% of cases, and location or therapy of these lesions can be achieved by endoscopy, angiography or surgery. Despite its being a highly curable malignant disease, the ocurrence of gastrointestinal bleeding worsens prognosis. We report a case of metastatic choriocarcinoma which manifested as melaena and was diagnosed by the presence of metastatic lesions in the stomach and right bowel on endoscopy.

Palabras clave : Choriocarcinoma; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

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