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Choriocarcinoma

Introduction: Choriocarcinoma

Description of Choriocarcinoma

Choriocarcinoma (medical condition): Rare cancer of the placenta...more »

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Choriocarcinoma: A rare cancer in women of childbearing age in which cancer cells grow in the tissues that are formed in the uterus after conception. Also called gestational trophoblastic disease, gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, gestational trophoblastic tumor, or molar pregnancy.
Source: National Institute of Health

Choriocarcinoma: An aggressive malignant tumor arising from trophoblastic cells. The vast majority of cases arise in the uterus and represent gestational choriocarcinomas that derive from placental trophoblastic cells. Approximately half of the cases develop from a complete hydatidiform mole. A minority of cases arise in the testis or the ovaries. There is often marked elevation of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the blood. Choriocarcinomas disseminate rapidly through the hematogenous route; the lungs are most frequently affected. --2004
Source: Diseases Database

Choriocarcinoma: malignant metastatic form of trophoblastic tumors, contains sheets of undifferentiated cytotrophoblasts and syncytiotrophoblasts; characterized by the large amounts of chorionic gonadotropin produced; tissue origins can be placental (fetal) or non-placental.
Source: CRISP

Choriocarcinoma: A malignant metastatic form of trophoblastic tumors. Unlike the HYDATIDIFORM MOLE, choriocarcinoma contains no CHORIONIC VILLI but rather sheets of undifferentiated cytotrophoblasts and syncytiotrophoblasts (TROPHOBLASTS). It is characterized by the large amounts of CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN produced. Tissue origins can be determined by DNA analyses: placental (fetal) origin or non-placental origin (CHORIOCARCINOMA, NON-GESTATIONAL).
Source: MeSH 2007

Choriocarcinoma: Related Topics

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Choriocarcinoma: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Choriocarcinoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Choriocarcinoma, or a subtype of Choriocarcinoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Choriocarcinoma as a Disease

Choriocarcinoma (medical condition): See Choriocarcinoma (disease information).
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Choriocarcinoma: Related Diseases

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Choriocarcinoma

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Source - CRISP

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Hierarchical classifications of Choriocarcinoma

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