Journal Article

Nephrotic syndrome associated with invasive mole: a case report

Jae Won Yang, Seung Ok Choi, Bi Ro Kim, Young Sub Kim, Jong Myoung Yoo, Min Seob Eom and Byoung Geun Han

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 25, issue 6, pages 2023-2026
Published in print June 2010 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online March 2010 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfq148
Nephrotic syndrome associated with invasive mole: a case report

Show Summary Details

Preview

Gestational trophoblastic disease describes a number of gynaecological tumours that originate in the trophoblast layer, including hydatidiform mole (complete or partial), placental site trophoblastic tumour, choriocarcinoma and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). Invasive moles are responsible for most cases of localized GTN. Two cases of GTN previously reported in the literature exhibited membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN). However, histologic examinations in our case did not reveal evidence of MGN. Clinical features and pathologic findings were consistent with minimal change disease associated with an invasive mole. In the present case, we observed complete remission of nephrotic syndrome following removal of the invasive mole.

Keywords: invasive mole; minimal change disease; nephrotic syndrome

Journal Article.  1209 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.