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Placental site trophoblastic tumor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19935163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When the author received a positive pregnancy test at a time she knew she couldn't possibly be pregnant, it caused her to rethink the healthy skepticism her years of nursing had engendered. This case reminds nurses that positive pregnancy tests can result from medical conditions other than pregnancy, including various cancers, such as placental site trophoblastic tumor, the focus of this article. It also serves as a reminder that any positive pregnancy test that isn't accompanied by corresponding clinical evidence needs to be evaluated further.
Kathleen A Whitney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of nursing     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1538-7488     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Nurs     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  2009-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372646     Medline TA:  Am J Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-7; quiz 38     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human / blood
Nurse's Role / psychology
Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology
Patient Education as Topic
Pregnancy Tests / methods,  psychology
Social Support
Trophoblastic Tumor, Placental Site* / diagnosis,  psychology,  therapy
Trophoblasts / pathology
Uterine Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  psychology,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human

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