Metastatic complete hydatidiform mole with a surviving coexistent twin. A case report.


Journal Article (Review)

BACKGROUND: Complete hydatidiform molar pregnancy with a coexistent live fetus is a rare clinical entity with poor fetal survival and an uncertain maternal risk. CASE: A twin gestation consisting of a complete molar pregnancy as one twin and a normal second "twin" was identified in the second trimester. The patient was managed expectantly until 28 weeks' gestation, at which time evidence of metastatic trophoblastic disease was identified. She delivered a healthy infant by cesarean section and received postoperative single-agent chemotherapy. She was disease free six months after treatment. CONCLUSION: Patients with documented complete molar pregnancies and coexistent live fetuses present several complex clinical issues. Though successful in some instances, expectant management should be used with caution in these patients.

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Cited Authors

  • Kauffman, DE; Sutkin, G; Heine, RP; Watt-Morse, M; Price, FV

Published Date

  • February 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 134

PubMed ID

  • 10853445

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10853445

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-3565

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-7758


  • eng