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2010-11-17-12 Complete molar pregnancy © Newman
Complete molar pregnancy

Elizabeth Newman, RDMS.,
Eva Leinart, MD., PhD.

Inner Vision Women's Ultrasound, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Case report

This is a case of a 21-year-old G2P1 who was referred to our center for ultrasound examination. The patient had a positive urine pregnancy test and approximately 10 weeks amenorrhoea. She developed severe nausea and vomiting.

Our images revealed the enlarged uterus, with no sign of the gestation sac in the uterine cavity. The cavity was dilated and filled with the echogenic material and small cysts. Our diagnosis based on the ultrasound findings was Complete molar pregnancy.

The patient saw her gynecologist afterwards, her hCG blood level was over 200,000 mIU/ml and she underwent D&C.

Images 1,2: Image 1 shows sagittal and image 2 shows transverse view of the uterus.

Images 3,4: Sagittal view of the uterus which is filled with heterogeneous echogenic material.

Images 5,6: Transverse view of the uterine cavity.

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