Gestational trophoblastic diseases: 3. Human chorionic gonadotropin-free beta-subunit, a reliable marker of placental site trophoblastic tumors.

@article{Cole2006GestationalTD,
  title={Gestational trophoblastic diseases: 3. Human chorionic gonadotropin-free beta-subunit, a reliable marker of placental site trophoblastic tumors.},
  author={Laurence A. Cole and Sarah A Khanlian and Carolyn Y. Muller and Almareena Giddings and Ernest I. Kohorn and Ross Berkowitz},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={160-4}
}
OBJECTIVES Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) commonly presents with low and variable concentration of hCG immunoreactivity in serum which can be difficult to differentiate from early stage choriocarcinoma/gestational trophoblastic neoplasm (GTN) or quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease (quiescent GTD). Nontrophoblastic malignancies such as germ cell tumors or other tumors secreting low hCG must also be considered in the differential diagnosis. Because treatments for these… CONTINUE READING

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