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Coexistence of choriocarcinoma and adenocarcinoma in the rectum: Molecular aspects

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Choriocarcinoma, a malignant tumor of usually placental origin, in divided into two groups; the gestational and non-gestational types, the latter being rate. Non-gestational choriocarcinoma occurs in the lung, mediastinum, kidney, stomach, and small intestine, but rarely appears in the large intestine. We treated a 29-year-old woman with choriocarcinoma of the rectum with adenocarcinoma. Despite the rarity of the condition and the obscurity of the histogenesis, reports of similar cases and the occurrence of the tumors in the digestive tract suggest that the condition constitutes a clinical entity of a digestive tumor.

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Tokisue, M., Yasutake, K., Oya, M. et al. Coexistence of choriocarcinoma and adenocarcinoma in the rectum: Molecular aspects. J Gastroenterol 31, 431–436 (1996).

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