invasive hydatidiform mole

Definition / meaning of invasive hydatidiform mole

A type of cancer that grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. It is formed after conception (fertilization of an egg by a sperm). It may spread to other parts of the body, such as the vagina, vulva, and lung. Also called chorioadenoma destruens.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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