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Successful treatment of mother and baby with metastatic choriocarcinoma
  1. O. M. MCNALLY*,
  2. M. TRAN,
  3. D. FORTUNE** and
  4. M.A. QUINN††
  1. *Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland
  2. †Bethlehem Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  3. **Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Australia
  4. ††Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Orla M. McNally, Department of Gynae-oncology, Ward 43, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, Scotland.


The second case of successful management of a mother and neonate with metastatic choriocarcinoma is described. A response to paclitaxel in the face of platinum-refractor disease in the mother is also detailed. In a woman with a history of gestational trophoblastic disease, a high index of suspicion and thereby early diagnosis lead to prompt treatment in both mother and neonate.

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