Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of conditions that may occur when a pregnancy doesn’t develop properly, and includes complete and partial molar pregnancy. GTD is an uncommon condition. For approximately every 700 pregnancies which end with a live baby, there will be one pregnancy which develops GTD.
This information is for you if you’ve been diagnosed with GTD. It may also be helpful if you’re a partner, relative or friend of someone in this situation. The patient information leaflet covers:
- What GTD and molar pregnancy are
- When a molar pregnancy might be suspected
- What happens when a molar pregnancy is suspected
- Follow-up after treatment and why this is important
- Information about gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), which can sometimes develop after GTD
- Information about future pregnancies
This patient information leaflet was developed by the RCOG Patient Information Committee. It's based on the RCOG clinical guideline Management of Gestational Trophobastic Disease, which includes a full list of the sources of evidence we used.