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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Causes

For the persistent gestational trophoblastic disease, the cause is the not having the tumor removed which is located deeply into the mascular wall of the uterus from the first surgery where the mole is scraped out. In the invasive mole, the cause is the scraping itself to remove it in the uterus completely. The Choriocarcinoma develops from the complete hydatidiform mole.

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Definition

Gestational trophoblastic disease is a group of many other diseases that are all involved with the abnormal growth of cells in the uterus. It does not grow from the cells of the uterus. These are rare but treatable tumors that start in the tissues and they develop after the conception when the egg fertilizes the sperm. There are four types of gestational trophoblastic disease: Hydatidiform mole, persistent/invasive trophoblastic disease, choriocarcinoma and placental site trophoblastic tumors.

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of gestational trophoblastic disease are usually heavy bleeding or hemorrhage.

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Treatment

All forms of Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases are treatable. They all needed surgery to remove the mole and after the surgery, chemotherapy should follow. For the hydatidiform, a second surgery is needed after the chemotherapy in order to prevent moles from developing into a malignant gestational trophoblastic disease.

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