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Partial Molar Pregnancy Associated with Severely Anemic Singleton Pregnancy

  • Partha Guha RoyEmail author
  • Sadhana Desai
  • Sarabjeet Kaur
  • Cyrus Contractor
Case Report

Introduction

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.

Case History

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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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed consent

Consent from the patient was taken to publish her case report.

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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fertility Clinic & IVF CentreMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyBreach Candy HospitalMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Neonatal Intensive Care UnitBreach Candy HospitalMumbaiIndia

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