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Gestational trophoblastic disease



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High Yield Notes
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Gestational trophoblastic disease

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

4 questions

USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

6 questions

A 30-year-old woman comes to the office because of vaginal bleeding. She says that she has not had a period in 12 weeks and has noted some abdominal swelling. She notes that she has been nauseated the last four weeks and has had two episodes of vomiting every morning for the past week. Physical examination shows a uterus consistent with a 20-week gestation. Urine pregnancy test is positive and serum beta-hCG is 158,000. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

Molar pregnancy is an abnormal form of pregnancy in which a non-viable fertilized egg implants in the uterus and will fail to come to term. A molar pregnancy is a gestational trophoblastic disease which grows into a mass in the uterus that has swollen chorionic villi. These villi grow in clusters that resemble grapes. A molar pregnancy can develop when fertilized egg had not contained an original maternal nucleus. The products of conception may or may not contain fetal tissue. It is characterized by the presence of a hydatidiform mole. Molar pregnancies are categorized as partial moles or complete moles, with the word mole, being used to denote simply a clump of growing tissue, or a growth.