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    ABSTRACT: Placental site trophoblastic tumors (PSTT) are the rarest form of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). The clinical management of PSTT differs from the other forms of GTD as surgery plays a more important role. The most common metastatic sites are the lung, liver, and vagina while spread to the adnexa is relatively unusual. We describe a case of a 35-year-old woman presenting with PSTT and ovarian metastasis who was successfully treated with radical hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection, and postoperative chemotherapy. The case highlights the possibility of ovarian metastases despite normal preoperative imaging and confirms the value of multidisciplinary management of this rare illness.
    International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 07/2007; 17(4):925-7. DOI:10.1111/j.1525-1438.2007.00881.x · 1.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are rarely found in the uterus and are usually acquired. The method of treatment is determined by symptoms, desire for future fertility, extent, and location of the malformation. Selective ligation of the vessels supplying the malformation is an effective treatment option when conservative methods have failed and uterine preservation is of primary concern. Measurement of uterine O(2) saturation and perfusion index has been shown to be effective in the intraoperative assessment of uterine viability, pre- and postligation of pelvic vasculature. We present the case of a 32-year-old woman with a postmolar uterine AVM treated surgically with unilateral uterine artery and ovarian ligament ligation.
    International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 04/2007; 17(3):735-7. DOI:10.1111/j.1525-1438.2007.00884.x · 1.95 Impact Factor