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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2015, Article ID 167986, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/167986
Case Report

Retained Placenta Accreta Mimicking Choriocarcinoma

1Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
3Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
4Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA

Received 15 July 2015; Accepted 10 September 2015

Academic Editor: George Adonakis

Copyright © 2015 Maureen P. Kohi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This case demonstrates a rare event of retained invasive placenta masquerading as choriocarcinoma. The patient presented with heavy vaginal bleeding following vaginal delivery complicated by retained products of conception. Ultrasound and computed tomography demonstrated a vascular endometrial mass, invading the uterine wall and raising suspicion for choriocarcinoma. Hysterectomy revealed retained invasive placenta.