Background: Exaggerated placental site (EPS) is classified as a non-neoplastic trophoblastic lesion, and histologically it consists of endometrial acid myometrial invasion of intermediate trophoblasts and syncytiotrophoblasts and it differs morphologically from placental site trophoblastic tumors and placental nodules. The purpose of this report is to increase physicians' awareness of this lesion. Case. A 48-year-old woman with post-molar rising βhCG titers and a clinical diagnosis of non-metastatic trophoblastic disease underwent hysterectomy. Final histopathology showed exaggerated placental site - a lesion often unfamiliar to clinicians. Conclusion: It is suggested that operative hysteroscopy may be useful in the diagnosis and management of EPS.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology|
|State||Published - 1999|
- Exaggerated placental site
- Non-metastatic trophoblastic disease