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Partial hydatidiform mole

Case contributed by Dr Rengarajan R


Pregnant female with history of spotting

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

Ultrasound images show multiple randomly distributed cysts of varying sizes in the upper portion of the placenta with presence of a fetus is suggestive of a partial mole. 

Case Discussion

Imaging differentials are complete mole in one of twin pregnancy and mutiple placental lakes. Placental lakes show swirling flow on close observation. However, differentiation from complete mole in one of a twin can not be done reliably.

Such partial moles usually result from diandry whereas digyny present with aymmetrical IUGR and a normal placenta.

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Case information

rID: 26018
Published: 23rd Nov 2013
Last edited: 26th Dec 2019
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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