Complete hydatidiform mole with concurrent fetus: Two cases of live, term birth coupled with spontaneous resolution of molar tissue

Emily M. Warton, Jan E. Dickinson, Scott W. White, Yee Leung, Bligh Berry

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Abstract

Pregnancies with a complete hydatidiform mole and co-existing fetus (CMCF) are rare, but increasingly common due to the rising prevalence of assisted reproductive technology. They are frequently associated with adverse obstetric outcomes, providing women with the challenge of pregnancy termination or continuing the pregnancy at the risk of maternal-fetal morbidity and fetal mortality. This report demonstrates two cases of CMCF pregnancy with excellent maternal-fetal outcomes, including spontaneous resolution of the molar tissue antenatally. It is helpful in counselling women who are diagnosed with this rare and frequently morbid condition in considering how to proceed with their pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalAustralasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume27
Issue number1
Early online date9 Dec 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024

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