Malignant placental trophoblastic tumour a diagnostic dilemma: rare association with focal segmental glomerulonephritis and cardiomyopathy

Molina U. Patel, Chetna S. Vyas, Smruti B. Vaishnav


Placental site trophoblastic tumour (PSTT) is the rarest form of Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN).It has a wide clinical spectrum of presentation and its complications have a multi organ involvment. Inspite of the advances in HCG assays and sensitive unltrasounds, its diagnosis and course in every case is a mystery. However, it is only rarely associated with glomerulonephritis. Most cases have not been biopsied and the specific nature of renal involvement is not clearly understood. Here we report a case of PSTT with glomerulonephritis and cardiomyopathy.


Placental site trophoblastic tumor, Glomerulonephritis (GN), Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, Trophoblastic neoplasia

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