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Pure nongestational choriocarcinoma of the ovary: a case report

Youn Jin Choi, Keun Young Chun, Yong Wook Kim and Duck Yeong Ro*

Author Affiliations

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

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:7  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-7

Published: 15 January 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords:
Chemotherapy; Nongestational choriocarcinoma; Ovary