Cerebral metastases from choriocarcinoma are a poor prognostic indicator of outcome in both the World Health Organization and FIGO classification systems. However, with the increased experience with chemotherapy and radiotherapy the prognosis of this group of patients has improved substantially. Neurosurgery remains an option for selected patients. We present two patients who underwent craniotomy as part of their management of choriocarcinoma, and review the role of neurosurgery in the treatment of gestational trophoblastic disease.
- cerebral metastases
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