Experience between 1967 and 1980 at the Milan and Brescia Obstetric Clinics in the treatment of 383 cases of vescicular mole is reported. Stress laid on the importance of biochemical monitoring with RIA of hCCG for correct, up-to-date, clinical management of molar pathology. A definitive abandonment of indiscriminate chemoprophylaxis is recommended. Follow-up criteria and indications for treatment with chemotherapy on the basis of hCG level behavior are then presented. 9% of the patients treated is an indicator of the effectiveness of the technique employed in selecting cases. A number of prognostic risk factors in vescicular mole are grouped on the basis of personal data and the recent literature. It is considered necessary to institute a Register for trophoblast pathology. Although Italy is only seeing the start of such a project, there is nothing against continuing it.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology