Hydatidiform mole

4 Interesting Facts of Hydatidiform mole

  1. Premalignant form of gestational trophoblastic disease occurring when a nonviable fertilized ovum implants in the uterus and develops into a placenta-derived tumor 
  2. Similar to threatened miscarriage, characterized by first-trimester vaginal bleeding
  3. Differences can include uterine enlargement and level of hCG greater than expected for gestational age
  4. Diagnosis is suspected on basis of initial total serum hCG levels greater than 80,000 milliunits/mL and characteristic ultrasonographic appearance; histopathologic evaluation is required for definitive diagnosis
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