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Title: Exceedingly rare presentation of gestational trophoblastic disease: Molar pregnancy implantation in Caesarean scar.
Author: Harrington, Patrick
Issue Date: 2018
Conference Name: Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) and the International Society for Obstetric Medicine (ISOM)
Conference Date: October 6th - 9th
Conference Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Abstract: Introduction: Gestational trophoblast disease (GTD) forms a spectrum of illnesses that are rare, almost always highly curable, but not always well understood by non-specialists. The types of trophoblast disease range from the usually benign partial molar pregnancy through complete molar pregnancy and invasive mole to the malignant choriocarcinoma and placental site trophoblast tumours. All of these illnesses share the characteristic that they arise from a pregnancy. While ectopic pregnancy may occur in 11:1000 pregnancies (mortality 1.7 per 10,000 cases caesarean scar ectopic is an extremely rare condition with an incidence of between 1:1800 and 2216 pregnancies. The coexistence of these two conditions have not been reported in Australia with only a handful described internationally. Methods: Case report. Results: I present the case of a 34 year old multiparous lady presented with the unfortunate diagnosis of a molar pregnancy implanted in her caesarean scar. She was initially treated at a metropolitan centre before requiring transfer to a specialist unit. Discussion: I discuss the clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic tools and management of this extremely unusual and unexpected clinical case.
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Internal ID Number: 01235
Type: Conference
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