The management of molar pregnancy

Cavaliere, Alessandro and Ermito, Santina and Dinatale, Angela and Pedata, Rosa (2009) The management of molar pregnancy. Journal of prenatal medicine, 3 (1). pp. 15-17. ISSN 1971-3290

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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) originates from placental tissue and is among the rare human tumors that can be cured even in the presence of widespread metastases. GTD include a spectrum of interrelated tumors including complete and partial hydatidiform mole, invasive mole, choriocarcinoma, and placental site trophoblastic tumor, that have different propensities for local invasion and spread. Although most GTD develop after a mole, they can follow any antecedent pregnancy. Transvaginal ultrasound, routinary dosage of beta-hCG and current approaches to chemotherapy, let most women with malignant gestational trophoblastic disease to be cured and their reproductive function preserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gestational trophoblastic disease, human chorionic gonadotropin, chemotherapy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.3 Malattie e complicazioni della gravidanza
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 09:26
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 12:02

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