Complete hydatidiform mole in a 57-year-old woman

  • J Goedhals
  • MC Botha
  • M Theron
  • CA Beukes


Gestational trophoblastic disease represents a spectrum of lesions characterised by an abnormal proliferation of trophoblast. The incidence of pregnancy in perimenopausal women is extremely low, most pregnancies that occur ending in spontaneous abortion. We report on a 57-year-old patient with a complete hydatidiform mole to emphasise that this diagnosis should still be considered at an older age.

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