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Caesarean scar site complete molar pregnancy

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CI Kaluarachchi,

Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, LK
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit
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AJ Tissera,

Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, LK
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SMG Gananatha Karunarathna

Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, LK
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Abstract

A 40 year old multiparous asymptomatic woman presented at 9+ weeks with a finding of rising serum beta-HCG over 3500 IU without ultrasonically detectable intra-uterine pregnancy. First diagnostic laparoscopy was performed on 3rd day of admission and found to be normal. Because of rising serum beta-HCG second laparoscopy was performed and it was converted to a laparotomy as a caesarean scar site pregnancy was suspected. Sub-total hysterectomy was performed in order to remove suspected caesarean scar molar pregnancy. Patient recovered completely with normal beta-HCG on 20th post day. Pieces of tissue obtained from between the anterior abdominal wall and the previous caesarean section scar revealed diagnosis of complete hydatidiform mole.

Background: Implantation at the caesarian scar site can lead to first trimester miscarriages, placenta previa, placenta accreta or ectopic pregnancy. While caesarean scar site ectopic pregnancy is a rare occurrence; caesarian scar site molar pregnancy is extremely rare. We report this case to highlight the importance of high index of suspicion and proper monitoring in diagnosing this condition.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v35i2.6162

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013; 35: 62-64

 

How to Cite: Kaluarachchi, C., Tissera, A. & Gananatha Karunarathna, S., (2013). Caesarean scar site complete molar pregnancy. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 35(2), pp.62–64. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v35i2.6162
Published on 20 Oct 2013.
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