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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 264, Issue 1, pp 33–34 | Cite as

The current clinical presentation of complete molar pregnancy

  • O. Gemer
  • Shmuel Segal
  • Alexander Kopmar
  • Essi Sassoon
Case Report

Abstract 

Objective: To study the current clinical presentation of complete molar pregnancy. Method: Retrospective study of the clinical and ultrasonographic records of 41 patients with complete hydatidiform mole. Results: 17 (41%) patients were asymptomatic. 24 patients (58%) presented with vaginal bleeding, 6 (15%) had excessive uterine size, 1 (2%) had anemia and 1 (2%) had hyperemesis. Non of the patients had any other systemic manifestation. Pre evacuation ultrasound was performed in all cases and molar pregnancy was diagnosed in 36 (88%). Conclusions: Currently with routine first trimester ultrasonography a significant proportion of patients with molar pregnancy are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.

Key words Molar pregnancy Clinical presentation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Gemer
    • 1
  • Shmuel Segal
    • 1
  • Alexander Kopmar
    • 1
  • Essi Sassoon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon 78306, Israel Tel. 972-76745937, Fax: 972-76745333IL

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