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Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 69–77 | Cite as

Histopathological Diagnosis of Partial and Complete Hydatidiform Mole in the First Trimester of Pregnancy

  • Neil J. Sebire
  • Rosemary A. Fisher
  • Helene C. Rees

The diagnosis of molar pregnancy is a continuing diagnostic problem for many practicing histopathologists who are required to examine specimens of products of conception, particularly since changes in gynecological management in recent years have resulted in uterine evacuation at earlier gestations. The aim of this review is to provide practical, up-to-date, diagnostically useful information regarding the histological diagnosis of molar disease in early pregnancy. Pathophysiological issues relevant to molar pregnancies, such as genetic abnormalities, will be briefly summarized, but nonhistopathological aspects of molar disease will not be covered in detail in this review.

Keywords

Genetic Abnormality Histological Diagnosis Early Pregnancy Histopathological Diagnosis Diagnostic Problem 
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© Society for Pediatric Pathology 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil J. Sebire
    • 1
  • Rosemary A. Fisher
    • 1
  • Helene C. Rees
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Histopathology, Trophoblastic Disease Unit, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UKGB

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