A Case Report of Metastatic Choriocarcinoma to Jejunum with Severe Lower GI Bleeding

SeyedReza Fatemi, MohammadJavad EhsaniArdakani, Zhaleh Mohsenifar, MohammadReza Zali


A 33-year-old female presented with intermittent abdominal pain and severe attacks of lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding since 2 weeks. She has had history of irregular menses in last 3 months. In the labeled RBC-Scan study, the bleeding site was detected in left upper quadrant (LUQ). In surgery, a tumor with the diameter of 2×1cm in a 65 cm distance of ligament of Trietz was detected. In pathological assessment jejunal metstatic choriocarcinoma was reported. Generally, choriocarcinoma is very rare among the intestinal metastatic tumors, including less than 5% of these tumors. Its presentation is acute lower GI bleeding and organ rupture, especially splenic rupture. These tumors will respond appropriately to the treatment in initial stages. Chemotherapy is the treatment of choice in these tumors.


Choriocarcinoma; Metastasis; Jejunum.

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