Successfully conservative treatment of large cervical choriocarcinoma with profuse vaginal bleeding

Chandacham, A.; Kietpeerakool, C.; Khunamornpong, S.; Suprasert, P.; Srisomboon, J.; Charoenkwan, K.; Phongnarisorn, C.; Cheewakraingkrai, C.; Siriaree, S.; Tantipalakorn, C.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 92(1): 120-123

2009


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 19260253
Document Number: 15085
Primary choriocarcinoma of the uterine cervix is a rare disease. The accurate diagnosis of such a disease is difficult to achieve because of its rarity. Furthermore, the majority of cases presented with abnormal vaginal bleeding that could be caused by other more common conditions including, threatened abortion, cervical polyp, cervical pregnancy, or cervical cancer. In the present report, the authors present a case of large cervical choriocarcinoma with life-threatening vaginal bleeding, which was initially misdiagnosed as a cervical cancer The active cervical bleeding was successfully controlled with selective uterine arterial embolization. Remission of cervical choriocarcinoma was accomplished with combination chemotherapy without the need of hysterectomy.

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Successfully conservative treatment of large cervical choriocarcinoma with profuse vaginal bleeding