Pitfalls in the Management of Trophoblastic Disease in Africa

  • J. K. G. Mati
  • C. Sekade Kigondu
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 176)


A clinician managing trophoblastic disease in Africa is inevitably faced with a number of fundamental problems. Among these are inadequate data on the magnitude of trophoblastic disease as a public health problem, late diagnosis and therefore advanced nature of the disease, non-availability or restrictive costs of chemotherapeutic agents, difficulties in monitoring patients during chemotherapy, and poor patient compliance, making follow-up of cases difficult.


Luteinizing Hormone Luteinizing Hormone Level Hydatidiform Mole Treatment Summary East Central 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. G. Mati
    • 1
  • C. Sekade Kigondu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of NairobiKenya

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