Head and neck cutaneous metastasis of testicular choriocarcinoma

Sepehr Shabani, Nicholas Pritchard, Tapan A. Padhya, Matthew Mifsud

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Abstract

Testicular choriocarcinoma (CC) is a malignant germ cell tumour which most frequently presents with disseminated metastasis, often involving the lungs, brain and liver. Metastatic are characterised by extensive vascularity, often causing patients to present emergently with potentially life-threatening haemorrhagic complications. We report a patient with disseminated testicular CC, presenting with haemorrhage from a dermal metastatic focus involving the lower lip and mentum, requiring surgical intervention. This unique case illustrates the potential utility of palliative surgery, for the management of symptomatic metastatic disease, such as those caused by testicular CC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number233337
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ear
  • head and neck surgery
  • malignant disease and immunosuppression
  • nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • otolaryngology / ENT
  • surgical oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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