Genetic Studies on Hydatidiform Moles

  • Sylvia D. Lawler
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 176)


In this article the term gestational trophoblastic tumor is used to describe both invasive mole and choriocarcinoma and thus includes a nonmalignant and a malignant condition. This difficulty with nomenclature arises because when patients being treated with chemotherapy for a gestational trophoblastic tumor are studied, a histological diagnosis is not available in the majority of cases.


Spontaneous Abortion Amniotic Membrane Hydatidiform Mole Paternal Origin Complete Hydatidiform Mole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvia D. Lawler
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Human Genetics Institute of Cancer ResearchRoyal Marsden HospitalLondonUK

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