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Title

IMAGING AND CLINICAL DATA OF PLACENTA SITE TROPHOBLASTIC TUMOR: A CASE REPORT

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 Start Page 717 | End Page 723

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PLACENTAL SITE TROPHOBLASTIC TUMOR (PSTT)Q2

Abstract

 Background & Objectives: Placenta site trophoblastic tumor is a very rare variant of gestational trophoblastic tumor. It could both occur after normal termination of pregnancy or spontaneous abortion and ectopic or molar pregnancy. There is a wide range of clinical manifestation from a benign condition to an aggressive disease with fatal outcome.Case: We present a case of PSTT and discuss the differential diagnosis in order to further familiarity of physicians in diagnosis and treatment of this disease.Conclusion: It has a varied clinical spectrum and usually present with irregular vaginal bleeding or amenorrhea. Diagnosis is confirmed by dilatation and curettage (D and C) and hysterectomy. Because chemotherapy is not effective, surgery is the cornerstone of treatment. Familiarity of physician with differentiated diagnosis method discussed here.

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