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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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MOLINA MALDONADO, Juan Carlos; TORRICO APONTE, William Alexander  and  TORRICO APONTE, Edgar. Hydatidiform mole coexisting live fetus partial term. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2010, vol.33, n.2, pp.51-54. ISSN 1012-2966.

A clinical case is described of a 31-year-old native of Oruro, coursing her third pregnaney, history of previous cesarean, no other personal nor family history of clinical relevance, with a 37-week gestation, premature rupture of membranes; therefore, Caesarean section was performed, resulting in a live newborn, male, term with 2550 gr and APGAR of 8 and 10. The placenta weighed 1266 gr. macroscopically it showed an área with múltiple vesicular structures, in the form of grapes, citrine content upon cut, compatible with partial hydatidiform mole. This diagnosis was subsequently confirmed histopathologically. The evolution of the patient was satisfactory, completing her surgical postpartum favorably, according to her discharge, conducted by outpatient follow-up and hormonal monitoring (quantitative HCG) for gestational trophoblastic disease without clinical or biochemical persistence or recurrence. We reviewed aspeets of its low frequeney, etiology, diagnosis, and behavior.

Keywords : partial hydatidiform mole; term fetus.

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