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Trend of complete hydatidiform mole.
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PMID:  21180213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Complete Hydatidiform mole is one of the most frequent abnormal pregnancies. This review studies the trend of complete mole in Paropakar Maternity and Women's hospital and clinical ability to detect it.
METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 504 cases of complete hydatidiform mole recorded at Paropakar maternity and women's hospital, Kathmandu, during 2058-2065 B.S. Medical records were reviewed and incidence, clinical presentation and method of diagnosis were studied.
RESULTS: During the study period, there were 13,9117 births and 504 complete moles, 12 partial moles, 48 persistent gestational tumours, six choriocarcinoma and four invasive moles recorded in the hospital. The incidence of complete mole was one per 276 births. It was prevalent among women younger than 29 years (80%) and among the primigravidae (36.7%). More than 90% women presented in the first half of their pregnancy and vaginal bleeding was the main complaint (68.3%). Suction evacuation, dilation and evacuation followed by sharp curettage and abdominal hysterectomy were performed in 80.6%, 17.6% and 1.2% of the women respectively. Persistent mole and choriocarcinoma developed in 9.5% and 0.4% respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: Complete mole has the highest incidence. It affects mostly younger women and presents with vaginal bleeding most of the time, usually in the first half of their pregnancy.
K Thapa; M Shrestha; S Sharma; S Pandey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JNMA; journal of the Nepal Medical Association     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0028-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  2011-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045233     Medline TA:  JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc     Country:  Nepal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital, Thapathali, Kathmandu.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Gestational Age
Hydatidiform Mole / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Nepal / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Uterine Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Young Adult

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