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Retained Placenta Accreta Mimicking Choriocarcinoma.

  • Author(s): Kohi, Maureen P;
  • Rizzuto, Gabrielle A;
  • Fidelman, Nicholas;
  • Lucero, Jennifer;
  • Thiet, Mari-Paule
  • et al.
Abstract

This case demonstrates a rare event of retained invasive placenta masquerading as choriocarcinoma. The patient presented with heavy vaginal bleeding following vaginal delivery complicated by retained products of conception. Ultrasound and computed tomography demonstrated a vascular endometrial mass, invading the uterine wall and raising suspicion for choriocarcinoma. Hysterectomy revealed retained invasive placenta.

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