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Partial molar pregnancy with a chromosomically and phenotypically normal embryo: presentation of an extremely rare case and review of literature.
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PMID:  21410424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We present an extremely rare case of partial molar pregnancy with a chromosomically and phenotypically normal embryo and review of the literature. A 31-year-old nulliparous was referred to us at 30 weeks of gestation due to absence of fetal movements and subsequent ultrasound examination revealed intrauterine demise. Prenatal amniocentesis due to raised maternal serum α-fetoprotein had shown a karyotypically normal female embryo and second trimester ultrasound demonstrated no anatomic abnormalities. Upon induction of labor with misoprostol, a phenotypically normal embryo was delivered and the placenta showed intermixed areas of marked hydatidiform villous change and normal parenchyma. Pathologic examination of the placenta confirmed the molar change of placenta. Two are the main theories discussed herein that explain the placental molar changes in singleton pregnancies: confined placental mosaicism (one case reported to date) and placental mesenchymal dysplasia (70 cases reported). Differential diagnosis is based on histopathologic features and genetic analysis of placenta.
Dimitrios Papoutsis; Spiridon Mesogitis; Angeliki Antonakou; Nikolaos Goumalatsos; Georgios Daskalakis; Nikolaos Papantoniou; Irini Papaspyrou; Nikolaos Zirganos; Aris Antsaklis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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