Partial hydatidiform mole

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli


Primigravida with brownish discharge during the first trimester.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Ultrasound shows a distended uterine cavity by the enlarged placenta that shows extensive internal cystic spaces with snowstorm appearance along with an irregular gestational sac containing a small nonviable embryo that has been compressed and displaced by the molar placenta.

Color Doppler exam was done and showed slightly increased vascularity.

Case Discussion

Here we show a case of partial hydatidiform mole, associated with the molar placenta giving a picture of snowstorm appearance and a nonviable embryo.

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