Nigerian Journal of Medicine

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Complete Hydatidiform Mole Coexisting with a Live Fetus

BU Ezem, C Okeudo, CO Ukah, UM Anozie


Hydatidiform mole co-existing with a normal fetus is very rare. We report a case of a 36 year old woman Para 4+0 who presented with amenorrhoea of twenty four weeks duration, vaginal bleeding , abdominal pain and  pre-eclampsia. Ultrasound examination revealed a hydatidiform mole  coexisting with a normal living fetus. The patient underwent a caesarean section at twenty eight weeks for maternal distress due to unbearable   abdominal pain. The baby died after seven days. Post operatively she had an eclamptic fit and developed oliguria and persistent trophoblastic disease which were all successfully treated.

Key words: hydatidiform mole, living fetus, perisitent trophoblastic disease.

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