Choriocarcinoma associated with undetectable levels of human chorionic gonadotropin

Marie Chantal Lemonnier, Marek Glezerman, René Vauclair, Pierre Audet-Lapointe

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Abstract

A case of Choriocarcinoma is presented which developed during close follow-up for hydatidiform mole. Serum levels of β subunits of human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG) were assessed by radioimmunoassay (RIA) before, during, and after diagnosis of Choriocarcinoma and remained below the sensitivity level of the assay. To our knowledge, this is the fourth reported case where Choriocarcinoma was not associated with the presence of elevated β-HCG levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

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