A Rare Case of Extra-Gonadal Oestrogen-Secreting Choriocarcinoma in a Male

  • Yuxuan Zhou Department of General Medicine, Whangarei Hospital, Northland District Health Board, Whangarei, New Zealand

Keywords

Oestrogen-secreting tumour in males, choriocarcinoma, tumour progression, extra-gonadal

Abstract

This report describes a rare case of an extra-gonadal oestrogen-secreting tumour in a male patient. An otherwise healthy 60-year-old man presented to our hospital with a 3-month history of shortness of breath and weight loss. Blood panels and histology supported the diagnosis of an oestrogen-secreting choriocarcinoma. Unfortunately, the patient died soon after his diagnosis. The highlighting features of this case are: (1) the difficulty of confirming a diagnosis in a rapidly deteriorating patient; (2) the rarity of oestrogen-secreting extra-gonadal tumours in males; and (3) the aggressive rate of tumour progression seen on sequential imaging.

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  • Published: 2021-10-08

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 9 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Zhou Y. A Rare Case of Extra-Gonadal Oestrogen-Secreting Choriocarcinoma in a Male. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002814.