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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 580709, 3 pages
Case Report

Management of Nonpregnant Women with Elevated Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

1Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
2Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide, SA 5006, Australia

Received 3 August 2013; Accepted 8 September 2013

Academic Editors: L. Bjørge, M. Furuhashi, I. Kowalcek, and K. Takeuchi

Copyright © 2013 Bernd C. Schmid et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is useful in evaluating and monitoring early pregnancy as well as trophoblastic disease. Here we describe the management of women with elevated serum human chorionic gonadotropin in a case of a 51-year-old female who was unsuccessfully treated for ectopic pregnancy. She was subsequently diagnosed with pituitary hCG production, which should be considered as differential diagnosis before treatment is initiated.