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gestational trophoblastic diseases

Tuesday 18 November 2003

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

  • complete hydatiform mole
  • partial hydatiform mole
  • invasive 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