Trophoblastic tumor

Alternative names 
Chorioblastoma; Choriocarcinoma; Gestational trophoblastic disease; Chorioepithelioma; Invasive/malignant mole; Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia

Definition

Gestational trophoblastic disease, or choriocarcinoma, is an aggressive, malignant, often metastatic (spreading) cancer in the uterus that begins following a pregnancy, a miscarriage, or an abortion.

see Choriocarcinoma.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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