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Gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma with hypersecretion of β-Human chorionic gonadotropin and review of the literature.

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Summary of "Gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma with hypersecretion of β-Human chorionic gonadotropin and review of the literature."

β-Human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG) is an embryonic protein secreted by the syncytiotrophoblast of the placenta. The determination of the plasma β-HCG level is routinely used for the diagnosis and the follow-up of germ cell tumors. Some adenocarcinomas have been described as being rarely associated with β-HCG hypersecretion. We report a case of gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma with β-HCG hypersecretion and propose hypotheses to explain the pathogenesis of such hypersecretion.

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Name: Experimental oncology
ISSN: 1812-9269
Pages: 149-151

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