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gestational trophoblastic diseases

Tuesday 18 November 2003

gestational trophoblastic disorders, GTDs

Definition: Gestational trophoblastic disease encompasses several disease processes that originate in the placenta. These include complete and partial moles, placental site trophoblastic tumors, choriocarcinomas, invasive moles, epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT).


- hydatiform mole

- placental site trophoblastic tumors
- choriocarcinomas
- epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT)


- Li HW, Tsao SW, Cheung AN. Current understandings of the molecular genetics of gestational trophoblastic diseases. Placenta. 2002 Jan;23(1):20-31. PMID: 11869089


  • Complete hydatiform mole
  • Complete hydatiform mole