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Hydatidiform mole in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: a 10-year review.
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PMID:  12521839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to review the demographic characteristics, clinical presentation and management outcome in patients with hydatidiform mole at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Case-notes of 46 patients with histologically confirmed diagnosis of hydatidiform mole over a 10-year period were obtained and relevant information analysed. The incidence of hydatidiform mole was 2.4 per thousand maternities. The most common presenting symptom was vaginal bleeding occurring in all the cases, while anaemia defined as Hb <10 gm/dl was the most common complication. There were four maternal deaths in this study, given a case fatality of 8.7%. Hydatidiform mole in this review was associated with unusually high morbidity and mortality mainly due to late presentation, although epidemiology and clinical features were essentially as for previous studies.
Authors:
O A Eniola; P Mabayoje; S O Ogunniyi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-19     Completed Date:  2005-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ife-Ife, Nigeria.
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