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Zentralbl Gynakol. 1994;116(8):492-6.

[Simultaneous coexistence of a hydatidiform mole and a live premature infant].

[Article in German]

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Universit├Ąts-Frauenklinik Leipzig.


Moles and coexisting living fetus are rare. Most cases are twin gestations. We report a case of a single placenta with focal hydatidiform mole of the placenta and a coexisting living fetus. The fetus with hypotrophy was born in the 34th weeks of gestation with a normal diploid female karyotype. The placenta showed a complex alteration of the non molar part with consecutive vascular hyperplasia. The differential diagnosis of molar pregnancies and coexistent living fetuses are discussed. Postpartal are cytogenetic examination of fetal tissue (skin biopsy) and both parts of the placenta, the molar and non molar, necessary. In each case should be a postpartal measurement of beta-HCG in serum of the mother to rule out a gestational trophoblastic disease.

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