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Ann Oncol. 2002 Jan;13(1):170-2.

A paraneoplastic syndrome mimicking extrauterine pregnancy.

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First Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Wilhelminenspital, Vienna, Austria. peter.sagaster@1me.wil.magwien.gv.at

Abstract

We report on a 30-year-old female patient with a beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-HCG)-producing lung tumour. Abdominal discomfort and vaginal bleeding were the presenting symptoms and, in conjunction with elevated beta-HCG levels, initially led to the diagnosis of extrauterine pregnancy. Bilateral ovarian cysts were detected on further diagnostic workup. Ultimately, a chest X-ray revealed a lung tumour. The paraneoplastic symptoms were completely reversible after resection of the lung lesion, and the ovarian cysts disappeared.

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