Primary epithelioid trophoblastic tumor of the lung

Ikenna C. Okereke, Shaoxiong Chen

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Abstract

A 40-year-old woman presented to our institution with abnormal uterine bleeding, elevated β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels, and a mass in the left lower lobe of her lung. She underwent a thoracoscopic lobectomy after further staging and workup revealed no other abnormalities. Pathologic examination of the lung mass revealed an epithelioid trophoblastic tumor. In patients with elevated β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels, a lung mass, and a negative gynecologic examination, primary epithelioid trophoblastic tumor of the lung should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1420-1421
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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