Trophoblastic pseudotumor-Evidence of malignant disease potential

Leo B. Twiggs, Takashi Okagaki, George L. Phillips, John R. Stroemer, Leon L. Adcock

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Trophoblastic pseudotumor, the histopathologic entity described by Kurman and associates (R. J. Kurman, R. E. Scully, and H. J. Norris, Cancer 38, 1214-1226 (1976)), has been considered in the scheme of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia as an exaggerated form of syncytial endometritis and, therefore, associated with a benign outcome. The manifestation of malignant sequalae and ultimate demise of a patient in a recognized case of trophoblastic pseudotumor is presented. Light and electron microscopic studies and autopsy findings are discussed. Therapies, both surgical and chemotherapeutic, and serum assay of the β subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin are correlated to the clinical course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-248
Number of pages11
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology

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Twiggs, L. B., Okagaki, T., Phillips, G. L., Stroemer, J. R., & Adcock, L. L. (1981). Trophoblastic pseudotumor-Evidence of malignant disease potential. Gynecologic Oncology, 12(2), 238-248.