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Postmenopausal bleeding resulting from placental site trophoblastic tumor of the uterus: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15214716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) is the least common form of gestational trophoblastic disease. Occurrence of PSTT after menopause is extremely rare. CASE: A 53-year-old woman complained of postmenopausal bleeding 6 years after cessation of her menstrual periods. On dilatation and curettage and on hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy later, PSTT was found in the uterus with myometrial invasion and no metastasis. Serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels before and after the operation were 15 and < 1 IU/mL, respectively. Hysterectomy was performed. CONCLUSION: Because of PSTT's rarity, limited information is known about its natural history, and there is no reliable means to predict clinical outcome. Thus, patients must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Masoumeh Fallahian; Bahar Jafari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-24     Completed Date:  2004-08-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shaheed Beheshti Medical Science University, Taleghani Hospital, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood
Middle Aged
Placenta / pathology*
Trophoblastic Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology*
Uterine Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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