Spontaneous regression of quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease after pregnancy: a case report

A persistent low-level elevation of serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) without clinical or radiological evidence of pregnancy or tumors was recently defined as quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease...
Source: BMC Women's Health - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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ConclusionIn this study, we observed that abnormal levels of serum hCG titers and the local presentation of lesions with varying intervals after antecedent term pregnancy were the most common presenting features of extrauterine ETT. In addition, we found that the extraction of extrauterine lesions was needed for the treatment of extrauterine ETT. Of course, the follow-up was also important.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In hydatidiform mole patients, thyroid disease severity increases with age, parity, beta-HCG level and mole size. However, prospective multicenter studies on this topic are needed, with larger numbers of patients and closer monitoring. PMID: 31411244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Sao Paulo Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Sao Paulo Med J Source Type: research
Choriocarcinoma is an aggressive gestational trophoblastic neoplasia known for its widely metastatic potential. However, isolated pancreatic metastasis is an extremely rare occurrence and has not been documented in the English literature to the best of our knowledge. The metastatic deposits in the index case led to widespread hemorrhage and necrosis of the pancreatic parenchyma, causing severe acute pancreatitis. The patient succumbed to her illness before chemotherapy was administered. Thus, we present an autopsy case of a uterine choriocarcinoma with isolated pancreatic metastasis presenting as severe acute pancreatitis ...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology of the Corpus: Case Reports Source Type: research
To determine the frequency of molar pregnancy in miscarriage cases based on single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) microarray testing on products of conception (POC) tissue and to estimate the sensitivity of ultrasound and histopathologic evaluation for cases identified to be at risk for gestational trophoblastic disease.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Kai-Lun Hu, Hongcui Zhao, Yang Yu, Rong LiAbstractKisspeptins are a family of neuropeptides that are critical for the puberty initiation and female fertility. Plasma or serum kisspeptin is mainly derived from the placenta during pregnancy and plasma kisspeptin levels significantly increase across pregnancy. Plasma kisspeptin levels could be used as a potential biomarker for the detection of miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), and fetal development. Kissp...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionPartial molar pregnancy with a live fetus is a very rare condition that presents a challenging diagnosis. Recognizing it is of primary importance for patient care and the placenta should always be investigated at birth, especially in a newborn with intrauterine growth restriction.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: The awareness of the risks and complications of GTD among physicians with close follow-up is paramount. There is a need to establish a national registry of GTD cases in Oman. PMID: 31110626 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
AbstractWhatever the outcome, pregnancy provides the opportunity to offer effective contraception to couples motivated to avoid another pregnancy. This narrative review summarises the evidence for health providers, drawing attention to current guidelines, on which contraceptive methods can be used, and when they should be started after pregnancy, whatever its outcome. Fertility returns within one month of the end of pregnancy unless breastfeeding occurs. Breastfeeding, which itself suppresses fertility after childbirth, influences both when contraception should start and what methods can be used. Without breastfeeding, eff...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: State ‐of‐the‐art review Source Type: research
Eva Miko1,2*, Matyas Meggyes1,2, Katalin Doba1, Aliz Barakonyi1,2 and Laszlo Szereday1,2 1Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary 2Janos Szentagothai Research Centre, Pécs, Hungary Immune checkpoint molecules, like CTLA-4, TIM-3, PD-1, are negative regulators of immune responses to avoid immune injury. Checkpoint regulators are thought to actively participate in the immune defense of infections, prevention of autoimmunity, transplantation, and tumor immune evasion. Maternal-fetal immunotolerance represents a real immunological chal...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractWhatever the outcome, pregnancy provides the opportunity to offer effective contraception to couples motivated to avoid another pregnancy. This narrative review summarises the evidence for health providers, drawing attention to current guidelines, on which contraceptive methods can be used, and when they should be started after pregnancy, whatever its outcome. Fertility returns within one month of the end of pregnancy unless breastfeeding occurs. Breastfeeding, which itself suppresses fertility after childbirth, influences both when contraception should start and what methods can be used. Without breastfeeding, eff...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: State ‐of‐the‐art review Source Type: research
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