Hydatidiform Mole Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 16, 2018
  • Author: Lisa E Moore, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is a hydatidiform mole?

What are the types of hydatidiform moles?

What are complete homozygous androgenetic hydatidiform moles?

What are complete heterozygous androgenetic hydatidiform mole?

What are complete biparental hydatidiform mole?

What is the pathophysiology of a partial hydatidiform mole?

What is the incidence of hydatidiform mole in the US?

What is the global incidence of hydatidiform mole?

Which patients are most likely to develop hydatidiform moles?

What is the prognosis of hydatidiform mole?

What is the prevalence of malignancy in hydatidiform mole?

What are the complications of hydatidiform mole?

What information about hydatidiform mole should patients be given?

Presentation

How are most hydatidiform moles diagnosed?

What is the most common classic symptom of a complete hydatidiform mole?

What causes hyperemesis in patients with hydatidiform mole?

What causes hyperthyroidism in patients with hydatidiform mole?

What are the signs and symptoms of a partial hydatidiform mole?

What is the clinical presentation characteristic of hydatidiform mole?

What are the risks of coexistent fetus and hydatidiform mole?

Which physical findings are characteristic of complete hydatidiform mole?

Which physical findings are characteristic of partial hydatidiform mole?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Hydatidiform Mole?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the evaluation of suspected hydatidiform mole?

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of suspected with hydatidiform mole?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of complete hydatidiform mole?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of a partial hydatidiform mole?

Treatment

How is hydatidiform mole treated?

Which specialist consultations are needed for the management of hydatidiform mole?

Which diet and activity modifications are used in the treatment of hydatidiform mole?

What is the role of surgery in the management of hydatidiform mole?

What is included in long-term monitoring of patients with hydatidiform mole?

Medications

Which medications are used in the management of hydatidiform mole?