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A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX

Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati.

Abstract
Background: Testicular choriocarcinoma is a scarce type of non-seminomatous germ cell tumor and it often occurs in young males. It is the most aggressive form of germ cell tumor and tends to spread hematogenously, especially to the lungs. Pneumothorax is rarely the first manifestation of lung metastasis. Case summary: This case report describes a 33-year-old male with testicular choriocarcinoma and pulmonary metastasis, who presented with pneumothorax as the first critical manifestation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second report of its kind in the literature. Conclusion: Spontaneous pneumothorax should be considered as the first serious clinical manifestation in patients with germ cell tumors.

Key words: Choriocarcinoma, Lung metastasis, spontaneous pneumothorax, testicular malignancy


 
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Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati. A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX. Int J Surg Med. 2018; 4(2): 108-112. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax


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Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati. A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX. http://www.ejos.org/?mno=273546 [Access: November 03, 2020]. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax


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Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati. A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX. Int J Surg Med. 2018; 4(2): 108-112. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax



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Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati. A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX. Int J Surg Med. (2018), [cited November 03, 2020]; 4(2): 108-112. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax



Harvard Style

Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati (2018) A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX. Int J Surg Med, 4 (2), 108-112. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax



Turabian Style

Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati. 2018. A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 4 (2), 108-112. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax



Chicago Style

Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati. "A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 4 (2018), 108-112. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati. "A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 4.2 (2018), 108-112. Print. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Saba Sayari, Narjes Kiahashemi, Samad Ghodrati (2018) A CASE REPORT OF TESTICULAR CHORIOCARCINOMA COMPLICATED WITH PNEUMOTHORAX. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 4 (2), 108-112. doi:10.5455/ijsm.testicular-choriocarcinoma-pneumothorax