Beta‐chain human chorionic gonadotropin‐producing leiomyosarcoma of the small intestine

Academic Article


  • A 22‐year‐old patient with primary leiomyosarcoma of the small bowel presented with symptoms including nausea and vomiting, a symptom complex similar to hyperemesis gravidarum in the pregnant female. She was found to have elevated levels of serum beta‐HCG which were localized to the leiomyosarcoma cells utilizing an immunoperoxidase staining technique. Thus, this patient presents evidence that beta‐HCG may be produced by sarcoma cells and, therefore, that beta‐HCG may be used as a tumor marker in some sarcoma patients. Cancer 58:131–135, 1986. Copyright © 1986 American Cancer Society
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  • Cancer  Journal
  • Author List

  • Meredith RF; Wagman LD; Piper JA; Mills AS; Neifeld JP
  • Start Page

  • 131
  • End Page

  • 135
  • Volume

  • 58
  • Issue

  • 1