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Descriptor English: Choriocarcinoma
Descriptor Spanish: Coriocarcinoma
Descriptor coriocarcinoma
Scope note: Forma metastásica maligna de tumores trofoblásticos. A diferencia de la MOLA HIDATIDIFORME, los coriocarcinomas no contienen VELLOSIDADES CORIÓNICAS sino láminas de citotrofoblastos y sincitiotrofoblastos (TROFOBLASTOS) indiferenciados. Se caracterizan por producir grandes cantidades de GONADOTROPINA CORIÓNICA. El origen tisular se puede establecer mediante análisis del ADN: origen placentario (fetal) o no placentario (CORIOCARCINOMA NO GESTACIONAL).
Descriptor Portuguese: Coriocarcinoma
Descriptor French: Choriocarcinome
Entry term(s): Choriocarcinomas
Tree number(s): C04.557.465.955.207
C04.557.470.200.025.455
C04.850.908.208
C13.703.720.949.208
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002822
Scope note: A malignant metastatic form of trophoblastic tumors. Unlike the HYDATIDIFORM MOLE, choriocarcinoma contains no CHORIONIC VILLI but rather sheets of undifferentiated cytotrophoblasts and syncytiotrophoblasts (TROPHOBLASTS). It is characterized by the large amounts of CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN produced. Tissue origins can be determined by DNA analyses: placental (fetal) origin or non-placental origin (CHORIOCARCINOMA, NON-GESTATIONAL).
Annotation: coordinate IM with UTERINE NEOPLASMS (IM) + FEMALE + PREGNANCY
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
BS blood supply
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SC secondary
SU surgery
TH therapy
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Choriocarcinoma, Non-gestational MeSH
DeCS ID: 23968
Unique ID: D002822
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Choriocarcinoma - Preferred
Concept UI M0004339
Scope note A malignant metastatic form of trophoblastic tumors. Unlike the HYDATIDIFORM MOLE, choriocarcinoma contains no CHORIONIC VILLI but rather sheets of undifferentiated cytotrophoblasts and syncytiotrophoblasts (TROPHOBLASTS). It is characterized by the large amounts of CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN produced. Tissue origins can be determined by DNA analyses: placental (fetal) origin or non-placental origin (CHORIOCARCINOMA, NON-GESTATIONAL).
Preferred term Choriocarcinoma
Entry term(s) Choriocarcinomas



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