False Pregnancy – a rare manifestation of bladder cancer

Some things are simply interesting due to their rarity and uniqueness.

In this case the patient presented with a positive pregnancy test suggesting pregnancy however as thorough obstetrical evaluation revealed no evidence of pregnancy.  Further evaluation revealed the presence of a bladder tumor at his producing hCG due to a rare choriocarcinomatous dedifferentiation.

Cancer can sometimes present in surprising and mysterious ways.



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