CNS tumor
Germ cell tumors

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 September 2017, last major update January 2006

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Choriocarcinoma CNS

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Choriocarcinoma. website. Accessed March 24th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Prognosis poorer than germinoma - median survival 22 months in cases with high hCG levels (J Neurooncol 2004;66:225)
  • Serum levels of hCG are helpful
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Syncytiotrophoblasts (large multinucleated cells) and cytotrophoblasts
Positive stains
Differential diagnosis