Metastatic placental site trophoblastic tumor: Report of a case with complete response to chemotherapy

G. Mangili, E. Garavaglia, P. De Marzi, F. Zanetto, G. Taccagni

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) is a rare form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, commonly insensitive to chemotherapeutic agents. CASE: We report on long-term remission in a patient with metastatic PSTT after etoposide, methotrexate, actinomycin D, cyclophosphamide and vincristine combination chemotherapy. The 27-year-old patient with metastatic lung PSTT was alive, without evidence of disease, >40 months after treatment. CONCLUSION: Treatment with multiagent chemotherapy can produce long-term remission, even in patients with metastatic PSTT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume46
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Combination chemotherapy
  • Metastasis
  • Placental-site trophoblastic tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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