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Complete hydatidiform mole in a 57 year old woman: A case report

Jacqueline Goedhals, Michiel Botha, Magda Theron, Catherine Beukes


A case of a 57 year old woman with a complete hydatidiform mole is presented. This case illustrates the fact that gestational trophoblastic disease can occur in older patients and should be included in the differential diagnosis of perimenopausal haemorrhage to prevent a delay in diagnosis and treatment.

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Jacqueline Goedhals, NHLS and University of the Free State

Michiel Botha, University of the Free State

Magda Theron, NHLS and University of the Free State

Catherine Beukes, NHLS and University of the Free State

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Gestational trophoblastic disease; hydatidiform mole; Perimenopausal

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South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2010;16(1):22.

Article History

Date submitted: 2010-01-19
Date published: 2010-03-29

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