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Primary intestinal choriocarcinoma in a patient with long-standing Crohn’s disease

Clinical practice, 147 - 148
doi: 10.11138/gchir/2017.38.3.147
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Extra-gonadal choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare highly malignant neoplasm with a poor prognosis. In the gastrointestinal tract it usually arises in stomach, esophagous, bowel intestine and colon. Only few cases are pure and not associated with a classic adenocarcinoma.
The correlation of Crohn’s disease with choriocarcinoma is not reported.
We describe a case of 47-year old man with primary choriocarcinoma of the colon in a previously documented Crohn’s disease.

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