trophoblastic tumours

trophoblastic tumours

Tumours derived from the early embryonic tissue that develops into the PLACENTA. Trophoblastic tumours may be BENIGN (hydatidiform mole) or MALIGNANT (choriocarcinoma). The former can develop into the latter.
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beta]-hCG is raised in trophoblastic tumours, testicular tumours, melanoma, breast cancer, GI, lung and ovarian cancer.
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