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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Barton, "Is magnetic resonance imaging a useful aid in confirming the diagnosis of nonmetastatic gestational trophoblastic neoplasia?" International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, vol.
Patel et al., "Pelvic imaging in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia," Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, vol.
Reduction of postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia by early diagnosis and treatment.
Rarely, a gestational trophoblastic neoplasia can become cancerous and invade other organs.
Pelvic malignancies, gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, and non-pelvic malignancies.
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia should also be considered in the pregnant patient with pain and vaginal bleeding.
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.
INTRODUCTION: Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) is the malignant counterpart of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) which is a group of pregnancy related disorders arising from abnormal placental trophoblast cells.