Open Access Case Report Article ID: JGRO-7-205

    Non-gestational primary choriocarcinoma of the ovary presentation of a clinical case

    Vargas-Hernandez Victor Manuel*, Machuca-Hernandez Violeta Fabiola, Victor Manuel Vargas-Aguilar, Agustin Rodriguez Blaz and Jose Maria Tovar Rodriguez

    Background: Ovarian germ cell tumors are derived from the primordial germ cells of the ovary, they can be benign or malignant. Non-gestational ovarian choriocarcinoma is extremely rare and aggressive that is of gestational or non-gestational origin, its prevalence is less than 0.6% of all ovarian germ cell tumors. Due to the rarity of the tumor, there is a lack of information on the clinical-pathological characteristics, diagnosis and treatment.

    Objective: A case of non-gestational ovarian choriocarcinoma and a review of the literature are presented.

    Clinical case: We present the case of a 20-year-old woman who presented with an acute abdomen, due to abdominal pain and distention, with scant vaginal bleeding and pain on cervical mobilization; An ultrasound was performed with a right annex with a lesion measuring 114x83x79mm and a total volume of 394cc, heterogeneous with linear images inside punctiform and human chorionic beta-gonadotropin levels, elevated 112.337 mUI/mL, the patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy with the finding of an ovarian tumor; performing salpingo-oophorectomy and the histopathological report of the definitive surgical specimen and immunohistochemical study, the diagnosis of non-gestational ovarian choriocarcinoma was made.

    Conclusion: Non-gestational choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare malignant neoplasm that can present clinically as an acute abdomen and requires differential diagnoses. Management is the combination of surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy, our patient responded.


    Published on: Dec 24, 2021 Pages: 50-54

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/jgro.000105
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