Scalp metastases mimicking alopecia areata. First case report of placental site trophoblastic tumor presenting as cutaneous metastasis.

@article{Yuen1998ScalpMM,
  title={Scalp metastases mimicking alopecia areata. First case report of placental site trophoblastic tumor presenting as cutaneous metastasis.},
  author={Yih Yuen and Elizabeth J. Lewis and Jean T Larson and Mark S Wilke and Evelyne Barbin-Le Rest and Christopher B. Zachary},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={587-91}
}
BACKGROUND Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) is a rare neoplasm of intermediate trophoblastic cells of the placenta. There is a wide range of biologic behavior, with metastases occurring in about 15% of cases. Cases with metastases have all presented with abnormal vaginal bleeding or gynecological symptoms. METHODS We describe a 31-year-old G3P3003 woman who presented with several alopecic patches resembling alopecia areata, which on biopsy proved to be metastatic, previously… CONTINUE READING