Primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma in a male: a case report and literature review
The report retrospectively analyzed the clinical data, imaging and histopathological characteristics of one case of male with pulmonary primary choriocarcinoma (PCC) confirmed by pathological diagnosis, reviewed other cases from the related literature, and summarized the diagnosis and treatment progress. The male primary choriocarcinoma was a rare malignant germ cell tumors with unknown etiology and diverse clinical manifestations, among which hemoptysis was the most common symptom. Early diagnosis of this cancer was difficult, and it was often misdiagnosed as common diseases, with poor prognosis and high fatality rate. The advocate treatment for this disease was operation in combination with chemotherapy. The diagnosis of primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma was difficult, which should be combined with clinical and radiographic analysis, and final diagnosis still depended on histopathology.