choriocarcinoma


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cho·ri·o·car·ci·no·ma

 (kôr′ē-ō-kär′sə-nō′mə)
n. pl. cho·ri·o·car·ci·no·mas or cho·ri·o·car·ci·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor that develops from trophoblast cells and usually occurs in the uterus.

choriocarcinoma

(ˌkɒrɪəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə)
n
(Pathology) a cancer that occurs during pregnancy in the uterus

choriocarcinoma

a uterine malignancy that may develop shortly after conception, during pregnancy, or after an abortion. Also called chorioblastoma, chorionic epithelioma.
See also: Cancer
Translations

cho·ri·o·car·ci·no·ma

n. coriocarcinoma, tumor maligno visto gen. en el útero y en los testículos.

choriocarcinoma

n coriocarcinoma m
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Choriocarcinoma following term pregnancy is very rare (1/50,000) and is associated with a poor prognosis and a mortality rate of 33-40% (2).
The cause of death was listed as "[p]robable choriocarcinoma." Theodore Hytko, individually and as the administrator of the decedent's estate, sued Nurse Szary, the physicians and OB/GYN alleging, among other things, that Nurse Szary was negligent in failing to diagnose the decedent's choriocarcinoma and that the physicians failed to properly collaborate with Nurse Szary in accordance with certain provisions of the Education Law of New York.
He pointed out that the initiation of fetal pancreatic function coincided with a reduction in the invasiveness of trophoblast, which otherwise might progress to clinical cancer (that is, choriocarcinoma).
Armstrong had contained a component of malignant placental tissue (choriocarcinoma).
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The 27-year-old, of Fir Tree Avenue, Lime Tree Park, Coventry, received treatment at the oncology ward while suffering from choriocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer.
In one in 65,000 pregnancies, cancerous cells, known as choriocarcinoma, develop there.
The 2 most aggressively transmitted types of cancer were choriocarcinoma, which arises from fetal tissue, and melanoma, a potentially life-threatening form of skin cancer.
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Just weeks after she had her first child Anna Panter was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma, a rare cancer that only occurs in one out of 50,000 pregnancies.
Gestational trophoblastic tumors include 3 well-defined pathologic entities: gestational choriocarcinoma, placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT), and epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT).