Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of conditions that involve growth of tumors in the uterus. The cells that form these tumors are called trophoblasts, and form from the tissue that usually would become the placenta (the organ that connects the fetus to the mother for oxygen and nutrients) during pregnancy. While a woman with GTD may be initially diagnosed as being pregnant, the cells that would develop into a fetus do not develop normally, and therefore the pregnancy is not viable. GTD is detected early in pregnancy when symptoms include vaginal bleeding, very high levels of a specific hormone, or an abnormal ultrasound which tells the physician that something is wrong with the pregnancy. There are different types of GTD, but all are curable by either surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. A physician will know which treatment option is best depending on the patient.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Gestational Trophoblastic Disease" returned 76 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Characterization and functional capacity in women with breast cancer, gynaecological cancer and gestational trophoblastic disease].
 

Author(s): Thaís Cristina Elias, Lorena Campos Mendes, Maurícia Brochado Oliveira Soares, Sueli Riul da Silva

Journal: Rev Gaucha Enferm. 2015 Dec;36(4):37-42.

 

To describe the social, demographic and clinical profile, and functional capacity of women diagnosed with gynecological cancer, breast cancer and gestational trophoblastic disease during chemotherapy.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2016

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Update on the diagnosis and management of gestational trophoblastic disease.
 

Author(s): Hextan Y S Ngan, Michael J Seckl, Ross S Berkowitz, Yang Xiang, François Golfier, P K Sekharan, John R Lurain

Journal: Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Oct;131 Suppl 2():S123-6.

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2015

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Characteristics of Three-Dimensional Power Doppler in Gestational Trophoblastic Disease.
 

Author(s): Wei Wang, Xueye Tian, Ting Zhang, Yanyan Wang, Zhen Han, Ruifang An

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2015 ;2015():917687.

 

In the present study, the three-dimensional power Doppler was used as a quantitative method to evaluate its reliability in detecting and assessing of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD).

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2015

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The terms "Gestational Trophoblastic Disease" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Is Doppler ultrasound useful for evaluating gestational trophoblastic disease?
 

Author(s): Lawrence H Lin, Lisandra S Bernardes, Eliane A Hase, Koji Fushida, Rossana P V Francisco

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2015 Dec;70(12):810-5.

 

Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive method for evaluating vascularization and is widely used in clinical practice. Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia includes a group of highly vascularized malignancies derived from placental cells. This review summarizes data found in the literature ...

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2016

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The role of surgery and radiation therapy in the management of gestational trophoblastic disease.
 

Author(s): Rabbie K Hanna, John T Soper

Journal: Oncologist. 2010 ;15(6):593-600.

 

The primary management of hydatidiform moles remains surgical evacuation followed by human chorionic gonadotropin level monitoring. Although suction dilatation and evacuation is the most frequent technique for molar evacuation, hysterectomy is a viable option in older patients who ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2010

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[Hydatidiform mole and gestational trophoblastic disease].
 

Author(s): Jurandyr Moreira de Andrade

Journal: Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet. 2009 Feb;31(2):94-101.

 

The hydatiform mole is a relatively rare pregnancy complication, but with potential to evolve to forms which need systemic treatment and can be a threat to life. There are two histopathological and clinical entities under the name of hydatiform mole: the partial and the complete mole. ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2009

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Methotrexate Single-dose Treatment and Methotrexate/Actinomycin-D Single-dose Treatment in Low-Risk Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gestational Trophoblastic Disease; Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia; Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor; Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms

 

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2013

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Dactinomycin or Methotrexate in Treating Patients With Low-Risk Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Choriocarcinoma; FIGO Stage I Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor; FIGO Stage II Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor; FIGO Stage III Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor; Hydatidiform Mole

 

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2016

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Second Curettage in Treating Patients With Persistent Non-Metastatic Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor

 

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2011

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