Human chorionic gonadotropin-secreting large cell carcinoma of the lung detected during follow-up of a patient previously treated for gestational trophoblastic disease

Kenneth D. Hatch, Hugh M. Shingleton, Hazel Gore, Benjamin Younger, Larry R. Boots

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Abstract

A patient is presented whose large cell carcinoma of the lung was detected by an elevated β subunit human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) titer 2 years after undergoing chemotherapy and remission for metastatic trophoblastic disease. The secretion of HCG was low (3.48 to 14.18 mIu/ml) and intermittent. Roentgenologic appearance of the lesion occurred 4 months after secretion of HCG was detected. HCG-producing tumors of nontrophoblastic origin should be considered when low titers are detected after complete remission of trophoblastic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-104
Number of pages7
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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