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Prabhu MM, Baxi J, Malhotra A, Setty M, Sharma P
Correspondence:Dr Mukhyaprana Prabhu Manuru, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Keywords: choriocarcinoma, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, hydatiform mole, jejunal mucosal metastasis
Singapore Med J 2006; 47(2): 159-162