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Coexistent mole and fetus

Authors:Jaspreet Kaur, Kawaldeep Dham
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(2): 1848 -1850  |  PDF File


Hydatidiform moles are genetically abnormal conceptions which are associated with an increased risk of development of persistent trophoblastic disease and choriocarcinoma. A molar pregnancy is an abnormality of placenta, caused by a problem at the time of fertilization. It occurs in 1 out of every 1000 pregnancy. The incidence of live fetus associated with hydatiform mole is extremely rare[1]. While h.mole without fetus in united states has a reported incidence of 1 in 2000 Pregnancies,the incidence of hydatiform mole with coexisting fetus varies from 1:10,000 to 1:100,000 pregnancy[2] A case of coexistent mole and fetus is reported. A 22 yrs old female with four months amenorrhea presented with nausea,vomiting . Ultrasound scan showed grape like clusters and a viable fetus with hydrocephalus. The β-HCG levels, alpha feto protein were markedly raised while estriol levels were normal suggesting fetal anomalies.