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Malignant disease in pregnancy

Robin A.F. Crawford

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1417

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Malignant disease in pregnancy

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Cancer in pregnancy is rare, affecting less than 1 in 1000 live births. It may be specific to pregnancy (gestational trophoblastic disease) or incidental to it, the less infrequent conditions being melanoma, lymphoma, and cervical malignancy.

Gestational trophoblastic disease—a group of conditions that arise in the fetal chorion during various types of pregnancy: histologically they are categorized as (1) partial or complete hydatidiform mole, (2) gestational choriocarcinoma, or (3) placental site trophoblastic tumour. The most common of these conditions is molar pregnancy, when villi are present in association with malignant trophoblast in gestational choriocarcinoma....

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Subjects: Obstetrics

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