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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1997 Jan;56(1):53-5.

Molar pregnancy in a 60-year-old woman.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA.


Molar pregnancy has not been reported in women past the age of 57 in the English literature. This report reviews a 60-year-old woman who presented with irregular bleeding and was diagnosed as having a complete hydatidiform mole. The patient underwent hysterectomy and had spontaneous return of her human chorionic gonadotropin levels to normal. Diagnosis in this age group depends on a high level of suspicion, and hysterectomy should be considered due to the high risk of postmolar gestational trophoblastic tumor after suction uterine evacuation.

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