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View in Spanish: Mola hidatidiforme invasiva

Invasive hydatidiform mole (in-VAY-siv hy-da-TID-ih-form mohl)
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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.