hydatidiform mole

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Noun1.hydatidiform mole - an abnormality during pregnancyhydatidiform mole - an abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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A comprehensive discussion of the epidemiology and pathogenetic mechanisms of molar pregnancies, which is beyond the scope of the current article, has been provided in a recent review.
While HM can be eradicated by simple curettage, untreated molar pregnancies the incidence of acute respiratory complications increased to 27% (9).
Its malignant potential is similar to that of an intrauterine molar pregnancy.[3] Although ultrasonography is useful in the diagnosis of uterine molar pregnancies, there is a chance of missing this diagnosis in cases of an ectopic molar pregnancy.[4],[5] We report a case of ectopic molar gestation diagnosed by ultrasonography.
The investigators also excluded patients with molar pregnancies, ruptured EPs, or who had undergone surgery before a second beta-HCG was obtained.
Previous reports have described the use of balloon tamponade to arrest uncontrolled hemorrhage from vaginal lacerations [7], cervical pregnancies [8], and molar pregnancies [9].
Twenty-three women had molar pregnancies. Ten of these were partial moles which were all found in women in the age group of 18-40 years.
Molar pregnancies with ectopic implantation were mostly seen in the fallopian tubes according to case series of molar EPs (3).
Many points are mimicking this case as a molar pregnancy; first, the patient was nulliparous and about 29% of molar pregnancies are among nulliparous patients (7).
It highlights the role that genetics can play in determining the origin of multiple molar pregnancies, which should be considered essential in providing women with accurate advice about their risk of recurrence.
We also aimed to explain the pathophysiological mechanisms of molar pregnancies with the help of these parameters.