invasive hydatidiform mole

Pronunciation: (in-VAY-siv HY-duh-TIH-dih-form …)

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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-12-22 Date last modified: 2007-05-15