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Title:
Complete Mole with a Coexistent Normal Fetus: A Case Report
Authors:  R. A. Rahman, M.D., M.O.G., S. Ahmad, M.D., M.O.G., N. A. M. Ismail, B.Sc., M.B.Ch.B., M.O.G., and Z. A. Mahdy, M.D., M.O.G., M.R.C.O.G.
 
BACKGROUND: The incidence of a coexistent normal fetus is quoted in literature as 1 in 22,000 to 100,000 pregnancies and may be associated with multiple complications including persistent trophoblastic neoplasia.

CASE: A 35-year-old woman with a complete mole and a coexistent normal fetus presented with multiple complications but was successfully managed until 30 weeks\' gestation and gave birth to a healthy, normal female fetus. After delivery the mother recovered completely with no evidence of persistent trophoblastic disease.

CONCLUSION: Although termination of pregnancy is an option chosen by most patients, continuing the pregnancy while optimizing the maternal condition by appropriate management of complications can result in a successful outcome.
Keywords:  hydatidiform mole; hydatidiform mole, complete; pregnancy, twins
   
   
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