Single synchronous pulmonary metastasis from placental site trophoblastic tumor and teratoma


Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) is a rare variant of gestational trophoblastic tumor (GTN), accounting for 1-2% of all GTNs. Primary testicular PSTTs are extremely rare. Thirty percent of patients with PSTT show multiple lung and brain metastases at the time of diagnosis. We present the first case of a synchronous single pulmonary trophoblastic placental tumor metastasis together with a teratoma and a mixed germinal tumor of the testis, treated with minimally invasive lung metastasectomy.

Tumori 2015; 101(3): e110 - e111

Article Type: CASE REPORT



Andrea Billè, Lara Girelli, Maurizio Colecchia, Ugo Pastorino

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  • Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan - Italy
  • Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan - Italy

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