Subsequent pregnancy experience in patients with molar pregnancy and gestational trophoblastic tumor

J Reprod Med. 2002 May;47(5):380-6.


Modern therapy for molar pregnancy and gestational trophoblastic tumors has resulted in high cure rates and preservation of fertility, even in the setting of metastatic disease requiring chemotherapy. Patients and their partners facing future pregnancy after treatment for gestational trophoblastic disease express fear related to risk of disease recurrence and outcome of subsequent pregnancies. Data from the New England Trophoblastic Disease Center on later pregnancies following complete and partial mole as well as persistent gestational trophoblastic tumor show that patients, in general, can anticipate normal subsequent pregnancy outcomes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease / complications
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Hydatidiform Mole / complications
  • Hydatidiform Mole / epidemiology
  • Medical Records
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / complications
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / epidemiology*
  • New England / epidemiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome*
  • Uterine Neoplasms / complications
  • Uterine Neoplasms / epidemiology*