Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)_Invasive mole and Choriocarcinoma

Posted by e-Medical PPT Thursday, June 24, 2010
Invasive mole is a condition where a molar pregnancy, such as a partial hydatidiform mole or complete hydatidiform mole, invades the wall of the uterus, potentially spreading and metastasizing to other parts of the body (such as the vagina or lungs).Invasive moles occur in about 20% of molar pregnancies but are more common in complete molar pregnancies than in partial molar pregnancies. Invasive moles can develop both before and after treatment by D & C. Treatment of an invasive mole may include chemotherapy.
Choriocarcinoma is a malignant, trophoblastic and aggressive cancer, usually of the placenta. It is characterized by early hematogenous spread to the lungs. Choriocarcinoma is one of the tumors that is most sensitive to chemotherapy. The cure rate, even for metastatic choriocarcinoma, is around 90-95%. Virtually everyone without metastases can be cured; however, metastatic disease to the liver and/or brain is usually fatal.
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1 Response to Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)_Invasive mole and Choriocarcinoma

  1. Very useful but the ending was abrupt

     

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