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A 26 year-old female (G3P1) had a D&E in March, 2010 for a blighted ovum. The diagnosis on the uterine contents at an outside institution was placental site trophoblastic tumor. No follow up care was obtained. Four months later (July, 2010), the patient presented to her OB-GYN stating that she had missed a period and had a positive home pregnancy test. An ultrasound examination failed to identify a fetus, and the patient was referred to TJUH.

At Jefferson an MRI showed a poorly defined uterine mass that extended into the myometrium. The slides from the original D&E were reviewed by the Pathology Department at Jefferson, and the diagnosis of placental site trophoblastic tumor was confirmed. A total abdominal hysterectomy was then performed.