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Haemoptysis in third trimester-sole manifestation of stage IV gestational choriocarcinoma
  1. Brinda Basida1,
  2. Nirav Zalavadiya1,
  3. Suman Khicher2 and
  4. Russel York2
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  2. 2Department of Rheumatology, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brinda Basida; hb4315{at}


Gestational choriocarcinoma is a rare neoplasm of pregnancy that is often undiagnosed until the advanced stage manifests with metastatic complications. Herein, we present a case of a 22-year-old young woman with metastatic gestational choriocarcinoma with unidentified primary origin, who presented with haemoptysis as a chief problem in her third trimester. The case emphasises on the rarity of this neoplasm in a viable pregnancy. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is the key for good maternal and fetal prognosis.

  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • oncology

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  • Contributors BB and NZ: contributed equally to the draft and data collection of the manuscript. SK and RY: helped in revising the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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