Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation

Pai, Kanthilatha and Kumar, Pratap and Vasudeva, Akhila (2013) Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation. Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology, 1 (5). pp. 286-289. ISSN 2146-8362

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Placental site trophoblastic tumour (PSTT) is the least common form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia accounting for only 1-2% of trophoblastic tumors. Approximately 200 cases are reported in English literature. PSTT presenting as a cervical growth is even less common. Differentiation of PSTT from other types of GTN, non-neoplastic gestational trophoblastic disease and non-trophoblastic tumors is important clinically due to differences in their therapeutic approaches. Appreciation of the morphologic features and immunophenotype allows their accurate diagnosis. Although most of the cases of PSTT behave in a benign fashion, the clinical behavior of PSTT can sometimes be variable and several prognostic factors can help to predict the biological behavior of this condition. We report a rare case of placental site trophoblastic tumor, presenting as a cervical mass, in a 38 year old female, and review the literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gestational trophoblastic disease; Placental site trophoblastic tumor; Cervical
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 06:19
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 06:19

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