CNS tumor
Germ cell tumors

Topic Completed: 1 January 2006

Revised: 2 January 2019, last major update January 2006

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PubMed Search: Choriocarcinoma CNS

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Choriocarcinoma. website. Accessed August 7th, 2020.
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
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