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Ten Years’ Experience with Trophoblastic Tumors in Portugal

  • Luis Wandschneider
  • José Rueff
  • João Branco
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 176)

Abstract

With the introduction of cancer chemotherapy in the treatment of gestational trophoblastic tumors (1), a new era was opened in the prognosis of this group of neoplasms. Surgery was relegated to second place in the majority of cases, and, of even greater significance, not only was cure a reality rather than a possibility, but the patient was given the opportunity of additional pregnancies.

Keywords

Spontaneous Abortion Secondary Growth Previous Pregnancy Bilateral Oophorectomy Hydatidiform Mole 
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References

  1. 1.
    Min, L., The historical background of successful chemotherapy for advanced gestational trophoblastic tumors, Amer. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 135:266 (1979).Google Scholar
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    Park, W. W., “Choriocarcinoma. A Study of Its Pathology,” William Heinemann Medical Books ( Publishers) Ltd., London, (1971).Google Scholar
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    Bagshawe, K. D., Marker proteins as indicators of tumour response to therapy, Brit. J. Cancer 41: 186 (1980).Google Scholar
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    Wandschneider, L., Doseamento da gonadotrofina corionica pelo método radioimunológico, Bol. Soc. Port. Ginecol. 1: 189 (1976).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Wandschneider
    • 1
  • José Rueff
    • 1
  • João Branco
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Português OncologiaFaculdade Ciências MédicasLisbôaPortugal

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