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Hydatidiform mole

Disease definition

A hydatidiform mole is a benign gestational trophoblastic disease developing during pregnancy. Resulting from an abnormal fertilization characterized by trophoblastic proliferation, normal embryo development is rendered impossible. Hydatidiform moles can be either complete or partial.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Molar pregnancy
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: O01.0  O01.1  O01.9
  • OMIM: 231090  614293
  • UMLS: C0020217
  • MeSH: D006828
  • GARD: 10263
  • MedDRA: 10020481

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