IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 21 / Issue 2 / pii/2000137

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

DNA polymorphism analysis of a pure non-gestational choriocarcinoma of the ovary: case report

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1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuok, Japan
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kurume University Hospital, Kurume, Japan
3 Department of Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology, the Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Oita, Japan
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2000, 21(2), 153–154;
Published: 10 April 2000

A 45-year-old nulligravida woman died from carcinoma peritonitis with choriocarcinoma arising in the ovary. This tumor was resistant to chemotherapy after debulking surgery. DNA polymorphism analysis was useful in proving the choriocarcinoma to be non-gestational carcinoma. In this paper, the clinical course and DNA polymorphism findings are mainly discussed.

Non-gestational origin
DNA polymorphism analysis
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