Resolution of pulmonary metastases with chemotherapy in a patient with placental site trophoblastic tumor

Laurel A. King, T. Okagakp, L. B. Twiggs, T. Okagakp

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Abstract

Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT), a rare variant of gestational trophoblastic disease, was first described in 1976. PSTT is usually seen in young women, generally treated by hysterectomy, and is associated with a 20% fatality rate. The development of metastases secondary to PSTT is associated with an extremely poor prognosis. Metastatic PSTT has generally been resistant to chemotherapy although one complete and some partial responses have been noted previously. We report a case of a complete chemotherapeutic response in a patient with pulmonary metastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-331
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1992

Keywords

  • Beta hCG
  • Multi-agent chemotherapy
  • Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT)
  • Trophoblastic disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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