Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Monalisa Dmello, M.B,B.S., M.D. [2]Sabawoon Mirwais, M.B.B.S, M.D.[3]

Overview

Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia patients can present with history of previous pregnancies including hydatidiform mole (molar pregnancy) and miscarriage, history of previous gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), and signs and symptoms that may suggest gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). Symptoms of choriocarcinoma include vaginal bleeding, passing of tissue resembling a “bunch of grapes” from the vagina, and abdominal distension.

History

When obtaining history from a patient with suspected gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, specific areas of focus include:

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Early Symptoms of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia

Rare Symptoms of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia

Late Symptoms of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia

References

  1. Signs and symptoms of gestational trophoblastic disease. Canadian Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/gestational-trophoblastic-disease/signs-and-symptoms/?region=ns Accessed on October 10, 2015