The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Case Report

Wedge Resection of Lung Metastasis after Chemotherapy in Patients with Testicular Choriocarcinoma

Jee Young Oh, Soon Nam Lee, Young Yo Park*, Kwang Ho Kim**, Woon Sup Han***

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


Choriocarcinonla is very rare malignancy, accounting for less than 1% of all testicular germcell tumor. However, it is an important disease in the field of oncology, as it represents ahighly curable malignancy. and one in which the incidence is focused on young patients attheir peak of productivity. In nonserninomatous germ cell testis tumor, assessment of prognosticfactors is related to develop a basis for more rational therapy for each individual patient.Along with prognostic staging, appropriate treatment shoud be applied to each patient to improve disease-free survival. And. surgical resection of residual masses after cisplatin-based chemotherapy is an established adjuvant to chemotherapy, because complete remission can be improvedabout 10% with appropriately timed complete resection of residual diseases. So, we reporta case of a 27-year old male patient with testicular choriocarcinoma who presented with multiplelung metastases after radical orchiectomy. He recieved lung wedge resection after 8 cycles ofcisplatin, etoposide, ifosfamide combination chemotherapy. and complete remission was confirmed and maintained.

Keywords: Choriocarcinoma; Testis; Lung Metastasis; Wedge resection