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Twin pregnancy with a complete hydatidiform mole and a surviving co-existent twin

Authors:

KK Nanayakkara ,

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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UG Rodrigo

Consultant Radiologist, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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Abstract

Hydatidiform molar change, characterized by abnormal fetoplacental development and placental villous trophoblast hyperplasia, results from genetically abnormal conception, which consists of paternally derived genetic material. We report a pregnancy in which molar change is documented in association with a live fetus, with a clear distinction both sonographically and pathologically, between the molar and non-molar regions of the placenta. A greater risk of post molar disease and the literature survey on indications to initiate chemotherapy immediately after delivery, is presented in detail.

Key words: H mole; twin pregnancy.

DOI: 10.4038/sljog.v31i2.1760

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2009; 31: 136-138
Keywords: H mole twin pregnancy 
How to Cite: Nanayakkara, K. & Rodrigo, U., (2010). Twin pregnancy with a complete hydatidiform mole and a surviving co-existent twin. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 31(2), pp.136–138. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v31i2.1760
Published on 03 Apr 2010.
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