Chorionic carcinoma. Definition

Medical Definition: Chorionic carcinoma

Fast-growing malignant tumor that occurs in trophoblast cells (cells that help the uterus to embryo attach to uterus and help form the placenta). Almost all chorionic carcinomas form in the uterus after a sperm fertilizes an egg, but a small number form in a testis or an ovary. Chorionic carcinomas spread through the blood to other organs, especially the lungs. A type of gestational trophoblastic disease. Also called corioblastoma, choriocarcinoma, and chorioepithelioma.

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