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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1993;27(5): 514-517.
Nongestational Choriocarcinoma of the Overy.
Jeong Hee Kang, Hae Jin Lee, Sun Kyung Lee
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.
Most instances of choriocarcinoma of the ovary are gestational in origin. In contrast, nongestational choriocarcinoma of the ovary is an exceedingly rare primary germ cell neoplasm that has worse prognosis than gestational neoplasm. We report a case of pure nongestational choriocarcinoma of the ovary in view of the rarity of its kind. The patient was a 35-year-old Korean unmarried woman who had suffered from vaginal bleeding and feeling of abdominal inflation for two months. The X-ray studies and CT scanning revealed a child head sized cystic mass on the right pelvic cavity and multiple nodular densities in both lung fields and the liver. The mass in pelvic cavity was excised and histologically confirmed to be a nongestational pure choriocarcinoma, arising from the right side ovary.
Key Words: Nongestational choriocarcinoma; Ovary