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Ampullary tubal hydatidiform mole treated with linear salpingotomy. A case report. J Reprod Med 1998 Oct;43(10):913-5

Date

11/04/1998

Pubmed ID

9800677

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0031755798   6 Citations

Abstract

BACKGROUND: While tubal pregnancies are common, only approximately 30 tubal hydatidiform moles have been reported. Most have been treated with salpingectomy. This case entails a tubal hydatidiform mole treated with salpingotomy without complications, persistence or recurrence.

CASE: A 25-year-old woman with an ampullary tubal pregnancy at 8 weeks' gestation underwent a laparoscopic salpingotomy. Preoperative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) was 6,909 mIU/mL. Pathology confirmed a partial hydatidiform mole. Three weeks postoperatively the hCG was 6 mIU/mL.

CONCLUSION: Tubal hydatidiform molar pregnancies are rare. Those which occur in the ampullary portion of the fallopian tube can be treated with linear salpingotomy.

Author List

Newcomer JR

Author

Julianne R. Newcomer MD Professor in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Fallopian Tubes
Female
Humans
Hydatidiform Mole
Laparoscopy
Pregnancy
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