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A perplexing case of gastrointestinal haemorrhage

Prabhu, MM and Baxi, J and Malhotra, A and Setty, M and Sharma, P (2006) A perplexing case of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Singapore Med J, 47 (2). pp. 159-162.

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Abstract

Choriocarcinoma is a gestational trophoblastic tumour with a high metastatic potential but presentation with gastrointestinal haemorrhage due to jejunal mucosal metastasis is very rare. A 25-year-old Nepali woman presented with severe anaemia and massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage after normal pregnancy following evacuation of a hydatiform mole. During laparotomy, the patient was found to have extensive jejunal mucosal metastases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: choriocarcinoma, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, hydatiform mole, jejunal mucosal metastasis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2011 09:09
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2011 09:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1619

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