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Partial hydatidiform mole in a postmenopausal IVF pregnancy, retrospective diagnosis: A case report
Solwayo Ngwenya
MBChB, DFSRH, MRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mpilo Central Hospital, Vera Road, Mzilikazi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Royal Women's Clinic, 52A Cecil Avenue, Hillside, Bulawayo, Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.

Article ID: 100018Z08SN2016
doi:10.5348/Z08-2016-18-CR-11

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Mr. Solwayo Ngwenya
MBChB, DFSRH, MRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mpilo Central Hospital
Vera Road, Mzilikazi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Royal Women's Clinic
52A Cecil Avenue, Hillside, Bulawayo, Matabeleland
Zimbabwe

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Ngwenya S. Partial hydatidiform mole in a postmenopausal IVF pregnancy, retrospective diagnosis: A case report. J Case Rep Images Gynecol Obstet 2016;2:49–52.


Abstract
Introduction: Partial hydatidiform mole pregnancies are very rare. Very few clinicians will come across them during their clinical careers. Partial hydatidiform mole pregnancies that progress have life-threatening obstetric complications. Very few cases of partial hydatidiform mole pregnancies in postmenopausal women have been described in literature.
Case Report: A 56-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with a pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. She had her pregnancy complicated by hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction. She delivered by a Cesarean section. A genotypically normal looking baby boy was extracted. The neonate died after three days. Histopathological examination revealed a partial hydatidiform mole.
Conclusion: Partial hydatidiform mole pregnancies can cause maternal mortality and morbidity. Fetal outcomes are generally poor.

Keywords: Fetal outcomes, HELLP syndrome, Life-threatening, Partial hydatidiform mole, Postmenopausal IVF pregnancy, Preeclampsia


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Solwayo Ngwenya – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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