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Haemoptysis in third trimester-sole manifestation of stage IV gestational choriocarcinoma

Abstract

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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