Hydatidiform mole

What is Hydatidiform mole?

A hydatidiform mole is a benign gestational trophoblastic disease developing during pregnancy. Resulting from an abnormal fertilization characterized by trophoblastic proliferation, normal embryo development is rendered impossible. Hydatidiform moles can be either complete or partial.

Other condition names

  • Molar pregnancy

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive, Not applicable


  • Worldwide: Unknown

Age of Onset

  • Adult
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