A complete mole coexisting with dichorionic twins was diagnosed by the combined use of sonography and chorionic villus sampling at 10 weeks gestation. The pregnancy resulted in the death of one fetus at 31 weeks from presumed feto-maternal haemorrhage, while the other fetus survived in good condition. A summary of the available literature, combined with this report, reveals a total of seven pregnancies with twins and a coexistent complete mole. Only two out of 14 fetuses survived. Maternal complications included one case of pre-eclampsia and one persistent trophoblastic tumour. Accurate diagnosis of complete mole is possible by genetic analysis of chorionic villi obtained with standard transabdominal sampling. Twins with a coexistent complete mole will usually undergo miscarriage. However, fetal survival is possible and the maternal risks seem limited. A concomitance between gestational trophoblastic disease and the occurrence of feto-maternal haemorrhage is observed.

Prenatal diagnosis of a complete mole coexisting with a dichorionic twin pregnancy: case report.

BOVICELLI, LUCIANO;GHI, TULLIO;PILU, GIANLUIGI;FARINA, ANTONIO;SAVELLI, LUCA;SIMONAZZI, GIULIANA;SANTINI, DONATELLA
2004

Abstract

A complete mole coexisting with dichorionic twins was diagnosed by the combined use of sonography and chorionic villus sampling at 10 weeks gestation. The pregnancy resulted in the death of one fetus at 31 weeks from presumed feto-maternal haemorrhage, while the other fetus survived in good condition. A summary of the available literature, combined with this report, reveals a total of seven pregnancies with twins and a coexistent complete mole. Only two out of 14 fetuses survived. Maternal complications included one case of pre-eclampsia and one persistent trophoblastic tumour. Accurate diagnosis of complete mole is possible by genetic analysis of chorionic villi obtained with standard transabdominal sampling. Twins with a coexistent complete mole will usually undergo miscarriage. However, fetal survival is possible and the maternal risks seem limited. A concomitance between gestational trophoblastic disease and the occurrence of feto-maternal haemorrhage is observed.
Bovicelli L; Ghi T; Pilu G; Farina A; Savelli L; Simonazzi G; Calzolari E; Ferlini A; Santini D; Valeri B.
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