Pure nongestational choriocarcinoma of the ovary: a case report
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, the Catholic University of Korea, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, Incheon Si, Bupyeonggu 665 Bupyeongdong, Incheon, 403-702, South Korea
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:7 doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-7Published: 15 January 2013
Pure ovarian choriocarcinoma can be gestational or nongestational in origin. Nongestational choriocarcinoma of the ovary is extremely rare, and its diagnosis is very difficult during the reproductive years. We present a case of a 33-year-old woman diagnosed with pure nongestational ovarian choriocarcinoma. Following surgery, multiple courses of a chemotherapy regimen of etoposide, methotrexate, and actinomycin-D (EMA) were effective.