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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010;53(11):1024-1027.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/kjog.2010.53.11.1024    Published online November 1, 2010.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for pulmonary metastasis of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.
Yong Seok Kim, Hye Min Kwak, Seo Hee Kim, Chel Hun Choi, Jeong Won Lee, Duk Soo Bae
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ds123.bae@samsung.com
Abstract
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasm (GTN) is prone to pulmonary metastasis. Although most pulmonary metastatic lesions response with chemotherapy, some lesions do not resolve and persist on radiologic investigations. A 25-year-old women was referred for persistent pulmonary metastatic lesion of GTN. Here, we present a case of chemo-resistant choriocarcinoma metastatic to lung managed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
Key Words: Gestational trophoblastic neoplasm, Thoracic surgery, Video-assisted


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