Breast Carcinoma with Choriocarcinomatous Differentiation: A Rare Case
  • Arzu Oguz
    Medical Oncology Department, Baskent University, Ankara
  • Omer Dizdar
    Medical Oncology Department, Baskent University, Ankara
  • Ozden Altundag
    Medical Oncology Department, Baskent University, Ankara
  • Nadire Kucukoztas
    Medical Oncology Department, Baskent University, Ankara
  • Samed Rahatli
    Medical Oncology Department, Baskent University, Ankara


Objectives: Breast carcinoma with choriocarcinomatous differentiation is a rare entity, generally presenting with high-grade disease and an aggressive clinicalcourse with overall survival of less than a year

Case: A 69-year-old woman with a diagnosis of pT1N0M0 invasive ductal carcinoma with choriocarcinomatous differentiation received six cycles ofadjuvant chemotherapy and is still disease free on the 23rd month after diagnosis, showing a better prognosis than most other cases reported in theliterature.

Conclusion: The reason for the poor prognosis for this type of breast carcinoma remains unclear. Standard chemotherapeutic agents administered for breastcarcinoma may be used for choriocarcinomatous differentiation. 



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    Published: 2014-02-25
    Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)

    How to cite:
    Oguz A, Dizdar O, Altundag O, Kucukoztas N, Rahatli S. Breast Carcinoma with Choriocarcinomatous Differentiation: A Rare Case. EJCRIM 2014;1 doi:10.12890/2014_000017.