Journal of Family and Community Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 159--161

Recurrent hydatidiform mole: A case report of six consecutive molar pregnancies complicated by choriocarcinoma, and review of the literature


Ahlam A Al-Ghamdi 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Consultant Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ahlam A Al-Ghamdi
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 40128, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Hydatidiform mole (HM) is the most common form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Recurrence of HM is extremely rare. Here, we report the case of a patient with six consecutive partial HMs without normal pregnancy. A 42-year-old lady who was referred to us at King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al Khobar, initially as a case of 26-year-old with persistent trophoblastic disease after three recurrent molar pregnancies that were confirmed histologically in the referring hospital. She underwent evacuation and curettage and was followed up by serial β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels, and did not require chemotherapy. She then had three more molar pregnancies in 1995, 1996, and 2004; all molar pregnancies were evacuated by suction curettage at her base hospital, but in the last event, she complained of shortness of breath and abdominal pain. Diagnostic workup in our hospital confirmed choriocarcinoma, for which she received multiple regimen chemotherapy and was cured. Unfortunately, she lately presented with symptoms suggestive of premature menopause.


How to cite this article:
Al-Ghamdi AA. Recurrent hydatidiform mole: A case report of six consecutive molar pregnancies complicated by choriocarcinoma, and review of the literature.J Fam Community Med 2011;18:159-161


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Al-Ghamdi AA. Recurrent hydatidiform mole: A case report of six consecutive molar pregnancies complicated by choriocarcinoma, and review of the literature. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Jan 21 ];18:159-161
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