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Hydatidiform mole

Hydatidiform mole: Introduction

Hydatidiform mole: A rare condition where an abnormal union between an egg and a sperm results in the formation of grape-like cysts instead of a baby. The growth is not malignant. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hydatidiform mole is available below.

Symptoms of Hydatidiform mole

Treatments for Hydatidiform mole

  • Curettage to remove cysts
  • Suction to remove cysts
  • Close surveillance after therapy with monitoring of HCG levels
  • Methotrexate if HCG levels are rising
  • more treatments...»

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Definitions of Hydatidiform mole:

A gestational disorder characterized by an abnormal placenta with marked enlargement of the chorionic villi and hyperplasia of the villous trophoblastic cells. According to the amount of villous involvement, a hydatidiform mole is defined as complete or partial. Most molar pregnancies are complete and are characterized by generalized hydropic villous changes. Partial moles are characterized by a mixture of large hydropic villi and normal placenta tissue. Complete moles are usually diploid and typically present between the eleventh and twenty-fifth week of pregnancy, whereas partial moles are usually triploid and usually present around the nineteenth week of pregnancy. The incidence of choriocarcinoma is higher in patients with complete hydatidiform mole. When a hydatidiform mole invades the myometrium and broad ligament, or it is found in distant sites as vagina, vulva, and lung, it is referred as invasive mole. --2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

An abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around an aborting embryo degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Hydatidiform mole is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hydatidiform mole, or a subtype of Hydatidiform mole, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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