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Clinical Aspects of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

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Abstract

Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a rare entity including hydatidiform moles, invasive moles, choriocarcinomas, placental site trophoblastic tumors (PSTTs), and epithelioid trophoblastic tumors (ETTs). All these conditions arise from the placental villous trophoblast. Choriocarcinomas, PSTT, and ETT are also referred to as gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) because they can be associated with progressive or invasive disease.

Keywords

Human chorionic gonadotropin Methotrexate EMA-CO Hydatidiform mole Choriocarcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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