CARE—Placental site trophoblastic tumor presenting with thrombotic microangiopathy: A case report

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Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) is a rare form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasm (GTN).

Patient concerns:

A 28-year-old Chinese female with initial presentation of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) with symptoms of edema of the lower extremities and eyelid, thrombocytopenia and anemia.


The primary diagnosis was chronic glomerulonephritis according to the related laboratory tests and clinical symptoms.


A total abdominal hysterectomy with a bilateral salpingectomy was performed.


The PSTT patient was cured, which contributed to the symptom relief of TMA.


This case report aims to elucidate the relationship between TMA and PSTT, so as to achieve timely diagnosis and treatment and reduce misdiagnosis.

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