hydatidiform mole

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Noun1.hydatidiform mole - an abnormality during pregnancyhydatidiform mole - an abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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Gestational trophoblastic diseases are proliferative disorders of the placental trophoblast, of either nonneoplastic (hydatidiform moles) or true neoplastic (gestational trophoblastic tumors) proliferation.
A retrospective report from United States of America disclosed a higher frequency of hydatidiform moles following ART (1: 659 pregnancies) as compared to spontaneous pregnancies (estimated incidence 1: 1000 pregnancies), even though it represents a rare complication [23, 24].
Hydatidiform moles (HMs) are forms of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) that involve villous formation.
Hydatidiform moles associated with multiple gestations after assisted reproduction: diagnosis by analysis of DNA fingerprint.
The gestational trophoblastic disease includes a spectrum of tumors from hydatidiform moles to more malignant forms: the invasive mole, the placental site, and epithelioid trophoblastic tumors and choriocarcinoma.
(3) Theca lutein cysts are associated with complete hydatidiform moles 14% to 30% of the time.
Recurrent hydatidiform moles. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2010; 150:3-7.
It has been identified that the maternal susceptibility locus on chromosome 19 is responsible for recurrent hydatidiform moles (Moglabey et al., 1999).
Gestational trophoblastic diseases are a spectrum of related disorders which consist of benign trophoblastic lesions, premalignant hydatidiform moles, and neopla-stic diseases.1 The incidence of molar pregnancy is in-creasing in South East Asia ranges from 3.2 9.9 / 1000 gestation.2 The incidence of molar pregnancy de-monstrated marked geographic and ethnic differences.
With the increased use of high resolution ultrasonography in early pregnancy, the diagnosis and sub-classification of hydatidiform moles have become more difficult, as CHMs are now commonly evacuated at an earlier stage and before the development of classical morphologic and histologic features.