A HYDATIDIFORM MOLE IN A POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMAN

Dr. Krishna Dahiya, Dr. Shikha, Dr. Smiti Nanda, Dr. Monika Dalal, Dr. Shaveta Jain

Abstract


Abstract

 Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) describes a number of gynaecological tumours that originate in the trophoblast layer, including hydatidiform mole (complete or partial), placental site trophoblastic tumour, choriocarcinoma and invasive mole. Postmenopausal gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) is extremely rare. We report a case of invasive hydatidiform mole in a postmenopausal woman discovered in a context of postmenopausal bleeding. She underwent hysterectomy and was followed up till her beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) levels were within normal limits. Although rare, the diagnosis of hydatidiform mole should be kept in mind when evaluating patients with postmenopausal bleeding.

Keywords: Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin; Gestational trophoblastic disease; Postmenopause; Hysterectomy


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