Osteogenic sarcoma producing human chorionic gonadotrophin: Case report with immunohistochemical studies Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Curriculum
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Teaching
  • Thinking
  • Writing

abstract

  • An osteogenic sarcoma occurring in a 22-year-old woman was found to be associated with production of a large amount of beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (B-hCG). Pregnancy was excluded on the basis of a normal ultrasonogram and a proliferative type endometrium obtained by curettage. A homogenate of the tumor was strongly positive for B-hCG while immunohistochemical staining of the tumor cells was strongly positive for B-hCG and negative for pregnancy associated glycoprotein. These results indicate ectopic production of hCG by the osteosarcoma.

publication date

  • January 1984

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19840515)53:10<2125::AID-CNCR2820531022>3.0.CO;2-U

PubMed ID

  • 6367934

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2125

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 53

number

  • 10