Gestational trophoblastic disease presenting as a large metastasis to the finger

Gynecol Oncol. 1996 Oct;63(1):123-6. doi: 10.1006/gyno.1996.0290.

Abstract

Cutaneous metastases of gestational trophoblastic disease are extremely uncommon. A patient with metastatic, poor prognosis disease and a large metastatic lesion on her left fifth digit is presented. The clinical course and complete response to EMACO chemotherapy are outlined. The presence of metastatic disease in a reproductive-age woman requires consideration of gestational trophoblastic disease in the differential diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Bone Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Dactinomycin / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Doxorubicin / therapeutic use
  • Etoposide / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Fingers*
  • Humans
  • Leucovorin / therapeutic use
  • Methotrexate / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic*
  • Trophoblastic Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Trophoblastic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Trophoblastic Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Uterine Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Vincristine / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Dactinomycin
  • Vincristine
  • Etoposide
  • Doxorubicin
  • Leucovorin
  • Methotrexate

Supplementary concepts

  • EMACO protocol