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what is the difference between a complete and a partial hydatidiform mole

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience Pediatrics
Genetics + more: A complete mole is formed when a sperm fertilizes an empty egg & duplicates, or when two sperm fertilize an empty egg. It has 46 chromosomes(all pater ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: A hydratidiform mole occurs in a molar pregnancy. This is an abnormal form of pregnancy where a egg that had lost its dna becomes fertilized by sperm ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
Molar pregnancy: Being younger or older is a risk factor for a molar pregnancy. One of the causes of a molar pregnancy is dispermy, or the fertilization of the egg by ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: It is considered a mild form of gtd.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Scar tissue: Mole is a growth made of pigment cells. A keloid is thickened skin from over production of collagen, at a site of acne surgery or piercing.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky White
19 years experience Pediatrics
See below: An incomplete hair lip means only the lip tissue is open at birth, a complete hair lip means the opening goes into the roof of the mouth (palate). Bo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Separate tumors: A teratoma is a tumor with tissue from an organ resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. They may contain hair, teeth, bone and, ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Well: Probably none - to repair the meniscus they shave off the torn part. The never completely remove it they try to keep as much as they can.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See below: A cyst is a sac with an outer membrane and material within it. A skin tag is an outgrowth of normal skin attached with a thin stalk.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
External: Keloid is external thickenig of skin. An adhesion is scar tissue inside form surgery.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Vein vs gut lining: Both hemorrhiods and polyps are abnomalities associated with the colon. The hemorrhoid is a vein that has swelled and cause pain & itching. The polyp ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cyst vs tumor: Cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material, enclosed by a capsule. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue which could be malign ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different origins: The suffix "oma" signifies a malignant lesion Since the body has various sources from which cellular and organ structures are derived different tumor ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Very different: A fibroid is a benign tumor made of smooth muscle cells. A polyp is a growth of the lining in this case of the uterus.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Dr. Ann Agnew answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nodule vs tumour: Nodules are solid raised areas in or under the skin that are at least 0.5 cm in size. A tumor is an abnormal growth of body tissue and it can occur a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
The suffix: When a word ends in ectomy it refers to removal of:an organ such as colon in colectomy and kidney in nephrectomy, When the word ends in oscopy it re ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
The difference is...: That atypia in a mole (or nevus) is generally thought to represent a premalignant change but not an invasive malignancy. A melanoma is a malignant tum ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer or not.: A polyp is a growth arising from glandular tissue. In the intestines they arise from the lining of the inside of intestine. There are various type of ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different types: A polyp is a cluster of cells usually on a stalk representing transforming cells that may convert to Ca. A colon tumor is a area of bowel with malig ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
Semantics: The term mass might be applied to something that can't be removed via an endoscope, be it large polyp or a tumor. You might want to ask for more speci ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not much,,,: There is not much difference between a lesion and a tumor. That is a reason wh7y these terms are often used interchangeably. A difference, if there ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Partial vs Total: A partial hysterectomy typically refers to removal of the uterus and cervix only. A total hysterectomy typically refers to removal of uterus, cervix a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Wart is from viruses: A wart is a lump on the skin caused by infection by papilloma viruses (it sometimes spreads to others). A corn is a lump of dead skin material formed ... Read More

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