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2022 Feb 27

J Emerg Med

An Immaculate Deception: Persistently Elevated Serum β-Hcg in Metastatic Signet Ring Cell Gastric Adenocarcinoma.


Persistent elevations in beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) can be an ominous sign of both trophoblastic and non-trophoblastic malignancies. The absence of a clearly identified etiology of β-hCG elevation warrants pursuit of further diagnostic testing to determine the source of ectopic β-hCG.