gestational trophoblastic disease

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hy·da·tid·i·form mole

, hydatid mole [MIM*231090]
a vesicular or polycystic mass resulting from the proliferation of the trophoblast, with hydropic degeneration and avascularity of the chorionic villi; the abnormal tissue typically results from expression of paternally derived chromosomes and a loss of maternal chromosomes.

gestational trophoblastic disease

A generic term for a group of pregnancy-related disorders that arise from the trophoblast and clinically range from banal (e.g., hydatidiform mole) to aggressively malignant (e.g., choriocarcinoma).

Gestational trophoblastic disease
Hydatidiform mole
• Complete mole
• Partial mole
• Invasive mole
Placental site trophoblastic tumour
Epithelioid trophoblastic tumour
Choriocarcinoma

gestational trophoblastic disease

Gynecology A general term for the proliferative processes arising in trophoblastic tissue in ♀ of child-bearing age Types Gestational trophoblastic tumor/neoplasia, molar pregnancy, choriocarcinoma. See Choriocarcinoma, Mole, Trophoblastic tumor.

Gestational trophoblastic disease

A rare, aggressive, malignant, often metastatic (spreading to other organs) cancer in women of childbearing age in which cancer cells grow in the tissues that are formed in the uterus after conception
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Reduction of postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia by early diagnosis and treatment.
Rarely, a gestational trophoblastic neoplasia can become cancerous and invade other organs.
Screening for HCG levels about 3 weeks after an elective abortion could save hundreds of women in the United States from the consequences of undiagnosed gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, Michael J.
DISCUSSION: About 15-20% of complete moles progress to persistent Gestational trophoblastic Neoplasia (2), there is a Plateau or re-elevation of HCG level.