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Complete Hydatidiform Mole : Cisterns

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A large distended villus containing a cistern and lined by attenuated trophoblast in a complete mole. Most complete moles are diploid (46,XX; 46,XY). The nuclei of trophoblastic cells in complete moles contain only paternal DNA whereas the cytoplasm is maternally derived. Occasional cases are triploid or even tetraploid.

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