Pregnancy. Twin pregnancy with a complete hydatidiform mole and co-existing fetus following in-vitro fertilization: Case report
Authors: Montes-de-Oca-Valero, Francisco; Macara, Lena
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 14, Number 11, November 1999 , pp. 2905-2907(3)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Hydatidiform mole with a co-existing live fetus is a rare event. We report the case of a 41 year old Caucasian woman who attended for in-vitro fertilization. Three embryos, containing two apparently normal pronuclei, were transferred into the uterus. A twin pregnancy with a live fetus and a complete mole ensued. The pregnancy was managed conservatively until 28 weeks gestation when, following an episode of major antepartum haemorrhage, a live female infant was delivered by Caesarean section. The mole, weighing over 1.7 kg, was successfully evacuated. Following delivery, serum human chorionic gonadotrophin concentrations returned to baseline and remain within the normal range at 24 months. Both mother and daughter are well on assessment 24 months later.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: The Queen Mother's Hospital, Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8SJ and
Publication date: November 1999
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