On the Prevention and Treatment of Choriocarcinoma
In trying to account for the confusion and the many attempts at classifying mole, chorioadenoma destruens and choriocarcinoma, it seemed to us that the difficulty was in considering these entities as three separate and distinct conditions rather than accepting them as stages in the progression from a benign state, hydatidiform mole, to a highly malignant phase, choriocarcinoma. All these stages may be present in one patient at the same time. The histopathologic features of each of these conditions are universally accepted. While these categories differ in pathologic findings and in behavior, they may be better understood if they are pictured as one condition which we prefer to call trophoblastic disease [neoplasia — Ed].
KeywordsChorionic Gonadotropin Lung Lesion Hydatidiform Mole Molar Product Invasive Mole
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