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Nasal Metastasis of Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Case

Bikash L Shrestha, Abha Shrestha

Keywords : Metastasis, Nasal bleeding, Placental site trophoblastic tumor

Citation Information : Shrestha BL, Shrestha A. Nasal Metastasis of Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor: A Rare Case. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017; 10 (3):160-162.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1331

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Aim: To present a rare case of placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) metastasis to nasal septum. Study design: Case report. Setting: A tertiary care referral hospital. Case report: A 32-year-old lady multigravida presented with history of intermittent, spontaneous nasal bleeding for 3 days and who had underwent total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for PSST. Results: Complete excisional biopsy of the left nasal septal mass was performed and sent for the histopathological examination. Grossly, the mass was fleshy, reddish in color, and about 2 × 3 cm in size. Microscopically, there was infiltration of nasal mucosa with the intermediate type trophoblastic cells. After excision of left nasal septal mass, she underwent adjuvant chemoradiation of five cycles and she is in remission phase now. Conclusion: Metastasis of PSST to nasal mucosa is very rare showing placental site trophoblastic cells within nasal mucosa. Though it is rare disease, we have to keep it in differential diagnosis of nasal bleeding.

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