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CASE No 1: DATE "10th June 2002"

Woman aged 26 in the 12th week of pregnancy. U/S disclosed a "snowstorm" appearance. HCG levels were high.

Gross Findings

The specimen of the uterine evacuation was voluminous consisting of bloody tissue with many grape-like transparent vesicles.
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Diagnosis
Complete Mole

Bibliography
1. Yoshida K, Nagasaka T, Nakashima N, Nishida Y, Saito M, Tomomitsu O. Elucidation of vascular structure of molar villi in complete hydatidiform mole by CD-34 antibody. Int J Gynecol Pathol 2000 Jul;19(3):212-8
2. Mochizuki M, Maruo T, Matsuo H, Samoto T, Ishihara N. Biology of human trophoblast. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 1998 Apr;60 suppl 1:S21-8

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