Epidemiologic Aspects of Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases in Ibadan, Nigeria

  • T. A. Junaid
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 176)


Acosta-Sison and other Asian workers (1, 2) first called world attention to the unusually high frequency of gestational trophoblastic disease — hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma — in their region. In 1959 the Joint Project of American and Asian physicians confirmed the geographic variation in incidence (3). In the early and mid-sixties, Hendrickse in Ibadan, Nigeria (4), Oettle in Southern Africa (5), and Dodin (6) in Madagascar (now Malagasy) raised the possibility that similar lesions were encountered more frequently by physicians working in Africa than by their colleagues in Europe or North America.


Blood Group Parity Distribution Normal Delivery Hydatidiform Mole Epidemiologic Aspect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Junaid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology University College Hospital and College of MedicineUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria

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