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

Kanthilatha Pai, Pratap Kumar, Akhila Vasudeva.

Abstract
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.

Key words: Gestational trophoblastic disease, Placental site trophoblastic tumor, Cervical


 
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Pai K, Kumar P, Vasudeva A. Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation. J Interdiscipl Histopathol. 2013; 1(5): 286-289. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544


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Pai K, Kumar P, Vasudeva A. Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation. http://www.jidhp.com/?mno=40463 [Access: January 23, 2018]. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544


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Pai K, Kumar P, Vasudeva A. Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation. J Interdiscipl Histopathol. 2013; 1(5): 286-289. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544



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Pai K, Kumar P, Vasudeva A. Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation. J Interdiscipl Histopathol. (2013), [cited January 23, 2018]; 1(5): 286-289. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544



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Pai, K., Kumar, P. & Vasudeva, A. (2013) Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation. J Interdiscipl Histopathol, 1 (5), 286-289. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544



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Pai, Kanthilatha, Pratap Kumar, and Akhila Vasudeva. 2013. Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation. Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology, 1 (5), 286-289. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544



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Pai, Kanthilatha, Pratap Kumar, and Akhila Vasudeva. "Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation." Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology 1 (2013), 286-289. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544



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Pai, Kanthilatha, Pratap Kumar, and Akhila Vasudeva. "Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation." Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology 1.5 (2013), 286-289. Print. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544



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Pai, K., Kumar, P. & Vasudeva, A. (2013) Primary Cervical Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Entity with an Unusual Presentation. Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology, 1 (5), 286-289. doi:10.5455/jihp.20130723051544





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