Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases-An Update

Author(s): Dipanwita Banerjee, Salil D. Barsode, Partha Basu

Journal Name: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Volume 10 , Issue 4 , 2015

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Introduction: Gestational trophoblastic disease is a spectrum of neoplastic abnormalities arising from fetal trophoblastic tissue. The range of the diseases in this group varies from relatively benign Hydatidifom mole (complete and partial mole) to highly malignant choriocarcinoma.

Methods: We have reviewed the available literature and discussed the management and follow up based on the current understanding of the natural history, extent and the prognosis of the disease.

Key observations: Depending on the underlying pathology the disease can subside, progress or even metastasize and lead to death, if left untreated. The treatment of the disease is relatively simple and the disease is highly curable by single or multi agent chemotherapy. Appropriate and timely treatment not only saves the women from morbidity and death but also can help preserve their fertility.

Conclusions: Management of Gestational disease should ideally be done in a specialized multi-disciplinary environment and the outcome of treatment in majority of the cases is very satisfactory.

Keywords: Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia, Management Risk Scoring in GTD, role of chemotherapy.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 27 October, 2015
Page: [255 - 262]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1574887110666150923111731
Price: $65

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