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Contralateral haemorrhagic pulmonary metastases (“choriocarcinoma syndrome”) after pneumonectomy for primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma
  1. I Durieu,
  2. N Berger,
  3. R Loire,
  4. J P Gamondes,
  5. P H Guillaud,
  6. J F Cordier
  1. Department of Pneumology, Hôpital Cardio-Vasculaire et Pneumologique Louis Pradel, Université Claude Bernard, 69394 Lyon, France
  2. Department of Pathology, Hôpital Cardio-Vasculaire et Pneumologique Louis Pradel, Université Claude Bernard, 69394 Lyon, France
  3. Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hôpital Cardio-Vasculaire et Pneumologique Louis Pradel, Université Claude Bernard, 69394 Lyon, France

    Abstract

    The case history is presented of a patient which illustrates both the diagnostic difficulties of an extremely rare tumour (choriocarcinoma of the lung) and its associated haemorrhagic metastases (“choriocarcinoma syndrome”).

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