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Choriocarcinoma – postdisease ultrasonographic findings
  1. B. Nikolic and
  2. R. Lukic
  1. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic ‘Narodni Front’, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade; Serbia and Montenegro
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Branka Nikolic, MD, PhD, University Teaching Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics ‘Narodni Front’, Narodnog Fronta 62, 11000 Beograd, Serbia and Montenegro. Email: n_branka{at}eunet.yu


This is a case report of consequences that malignant gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) can cause on reproductive health protruding into uterine wall and damaging uterine tissue. Transvaginal Doppler ultrasound examination can be of great value in detecting molar tissue, protrusion of malignant trophoblast in uterine wall, and neovasularization in malignant tissue. It is expected to measure a low resistance index in a field of neovascularization, because neovascularization in malignancy is not rare and those vessels do not have muscular stratum. This case is an example of possible irreversible serious and large damages that can be seen after successful treatment of GTD. They are warning on possible high degree of malignancy in GTD as well as on possible serious impact on reproductive health.

  • choriocarcinoma
  • gestational trophoblastic disease
  • hemiotherapy

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