Choriocarcinoma of the fallopian tube is a rare form of gestational trophoblastic disease. It can be gestational or non gestational choriocarcinoma, based on the origin. Fallopian tube choriocarcinoma has been reported commonly after ectopic pregnancy. Choriocarcinomas are germ cell tumours formed by trophoblastic elements. A 26-year-old lady presented with pain and mass abdomen of 15 days duration. Clinical examination revealed a ovarian tumour with elevated beta HCG. The working diagnosis was ovarian choriocarcinoma. Patient was also found to be having pulmonary artery hypertension due to the metastasis to lungs. Staging laparotomy was done. Histopathology revealed it to be metastatic gestational choriocarcinoma of fallopian tube with vascular emboli. The stage was stage III and WHO scoring of 15. She received Etoposide, Methotrexate, Actinomicin, Cyclophosphamide and Oncovin therapy. Following treatment there was a significant drop in the beta HCG. Patient tolerated the chemotherapy well. This is a rare presentation of choriocarcinoma with good prognosis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Biochemistry