Partial Molar Pregnancy Associated with Severely Anemic Singleton Pregnancy
Partial molar degeneration of placenta with coexisting fetus is a rare incidence. The review of the literature suggests that the incidence is less than 0.05% [1, 2]. Anemia in a developing fetus due to fetomaternal hemorrhage is a rare complication in partial molar degeneration and can be fatal for the fetus and the neonate.
To diagnose fetal anemia, the Hb values has to be more than two standard deviations below the mean. An increase in peak velocity of systolic blood flow (PSV) in middle cerebral artery (MCA) can be picked up by Doppler ultrasound and is the hallmark for diagnosing fetal anemia in the antenatal period.
A 31-year-old second gravida conceived spontaneously while undergoing treatment for secondary infertility. Her menstrual cycles were normal with average number of bleeding days. Earlier, she had history of blighted ovum at 6–7 weeks of pregnancy and had undergone D&C for the same. Her past medical history was not significant. There was history...
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