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Radiol Clin North Am. 2013 Nov;51(6):1023-34. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2013.07.011. Epub 2013 Sep 20.

Gestational trophoblastic disease.

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Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Medical Center, 16th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA. Electronic address: shanbhoguekp@gmail.com.

Abstract

Imaging plays a crucial role in diagnosis and management of gestational trophoblastic disease. Ultrasonography is the initial investigation of choice for the diagnosis. Pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is used as a problem-solving tool for assessment of degree of local invasion. Chest radiography is the recommended initial radiographic staging modality, and chest computed tomography is performed if the radiograph is negative. (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography has been shown to be useful in assessing the active or viable sites of metastases, thereby determining the need for tumor resectability in chemoresistant disease.

KEYWORDS:

Choriocarcinoma; Hydatidiform mole; Magnetic resonance imaging

PMID:
24210442
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2013.07.011
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