2012, Number 3
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: the term gestational trophoblastic disease is an abnormal proliferation of the trophoblast, which is histologically classified as hydatidiform mole, invasive mole, choriocarcinoma, and tumor trophoblast implantation site.
Objective: to describe the clinical and ultrasonographic partial hydatidiform mole or mole embrionada.
Patient: we report a 24- week - prenancy case with ultrasonographic diagnosis of partial hydatidiform mole.
Results: fetal karyotype was performed and levels of chorionic gonadotropin in maternal serum were determined. We found congenital defects in the fetus, so genetic counseling was offered to the parents, who chose ending this pregnancy.
Conclusions: the prenatal diagnosis was confirmed by pathology.
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