Hydatiform Mole & Choriocarcinoma BlablaDoctor

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  • Posted By: Admin
  • Posted On: Jun 05, 2011
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  • Category: Health Groups » Obstetrics » Medical Topics
  • Description: Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a spectrum of disorders that includes hydatidiform mole, invasive mole, and choriocarcinoma. The initial clinical diagnosis of GTD is with blood tests and ultrasound, and confirmed by histological examination of curetting or by biopsy. Vaginal bleeding, enlarged uterus, pelvic pain or discomfort, and vomiting too much are the commonest symptoms of GTD. GTD also always leads to elevated serum hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin hormone). Treatments consist of the evacuation of pregnancy, contraception pills, chemotherapy, and surgery. Women with a hydatidiform mole have an excellent prognosis. Also those with malignant form of GTD usually have a very good prognosis.