A perplexing case of gastrointestinal haemorrhage

Mukhyaprana Manuru Prabhu, J. Baxi, A. Malhothra, M. Setty, P. Sharma

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Abstract

Choriocarcinoma is a gestational trophoblastic tumour with a high metastatic potential but presentation with gastrointestinal haemorrhage due to jejunal mucosal metastasis is very rare. A 25-year-old Nepali woman presented with severe anaemia and massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage after normal pregnancy following evacuation of a hydatiform mole. During laparotomy, the patient was found to have extensive jejunal mucosal metastases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume47
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2006

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Prabhu, M. M., Baxi, J., Malhothra, A., Setty, M., & Sharma, P. (2006). A perplexing case of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Singapore Medical Journal, 47(2), 159-162.