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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;43(6):1123-1126.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor.
Sun Young Lee, Hyun Jin Park, Seong Pil Lee, Bong Ju Lee, Ki Youn Hong, Heung Gon Kim, Kie Jung Yun
Abstract
Placental site trophoblastic tumor(PSTT) is a rare form of gestational trophoblastic disease. This rare tumor has the potential for metastasis and death. The average age at onset of PSTT is 28 years, and the second believed to be postmenopausal at the time of diagnosis. The most common presenting complaint is amenorrhea or abnormal vaginal bleeding and rare complaints are virilization, nephrotic syndrome, uterine rupture, etc. The treatment of choice is surgical removal of the tumor, that is total abdominal hysterectomy with both salpingo-oophorectomy. We present a case of placental site trophoblastic tumor associated with spontaneous uterine rupture that is rare complication with a brief review of literature.
Key Words: Placental site trophoblastic tumor(PSTT)


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