Recurrent gestational trophoblastic disease in a case of suspected quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease: a case report.
, Sasaki Y
, Iino K
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Iino Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
In Japan there are no reported cases of phantom human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). GTD is managed well in Japan according to Japanese guidelines for the treatment of GTD, and we have almost conquered this disease during recent decades. Furthermore, the incidence of GTD is decreased today, associated with the decrease of birth rate in Japan. Many young doctors now have little opportunity to see typical classic mole and participate in the management of GTD during their residency training. This case is the first case of suspected quiescent GTD in Japan and was referred to us for further evaluation. After careful evaluation, including measurement of hyperglycosylated hCG, we concluded that this case was not a quiescent GTD but recurrent GTD.
PMID: 20795345 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]