Extraneural metastasis of choriocarcinomatous element in pineal germ-cell tumor

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  • 1 Departments of Neurosurgery and Pathology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
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✓ A case of pineal germ-cell tumor producing human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is reported in a 23-year-old man. Extraneural metastasis developed during a course of combined chemotherapy after radiation therapy. Postmortem examination revealed that the metastatic pulmonary tumor was a choriocarcinoma, producing only HCG.

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