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Hydatidiform Mole: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: Hydatidiform mole is a benign neoplasm of trophoblastic tissue. It is thought to occur when a sperm fertilizes an empty egg.

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Population / CalculatorPrevalence Comments / Study / Link
All pregnancies 0.1% UpToDate
Pregnancies in women with previous molar pregnancy 1% UpToDate
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The sensitivity and specificity of findings for Hydatidiform Mole are listed below. See the left navigation bar to change the display.

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**Note that calculating probabilities from more than one finding is inherently inaccurate because findings are not independent. (For example, using two positive findings that share a common pathogenesis is likely to overestimate the true probability.)
Poorly Diagnostic Findings
FindingResult SensitivitySpecificity
[ + ] Transvaginal US + 0 - 44%74%