Recurrent familial hydatidiform mole - a rare clinical problem

Rai, Lavanya and Hebbar, Shripad and Guruvayare, Shyamala and Adiga, Prashanth and Anjali, Sunil (2012) Recurrent familial hydatidiform mole - a rare clinical problem. Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association, 13. pp. 284-286.

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Familial recurrent hydatidiform mole is a rare event; here we report an unusual case of a gravida 5 aged 29 years, with five recurrent hydatidiform moles and no normal pregnancy. After the fourth molar pregnancy, she developed persistent trophoblastic disease that required 7 cycles of single agent chemotherapy. Two years after the treatment, she presented with her fifth molar pregnancy. Her elder sister had seven hydatidiform moles from two different unrelated male partners. As this is familial, and recurrent, with no viable conceptions in both the sisters, it is likely to be biparental in origin. Unlike androgenetic moles, biparental moles arise due to a global inherited failure of maternal imprinting. It is an autosomal recessive defect in the female germ line. Genetic analysis is essential, although it is not available in all centers. Donor Oocyte IVF is the only option for women with biparental moles to have normal offspring.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recurrent hydatidiform mole; persistent trophoblastic disease; familial mole; donor oocyte invitro fertilisation; preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 May 2013 04:43
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 09:31

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