GESTATIONAL TROPHOBLASTIC DISEASE IN BASRAH
The Medical Journal of Basrah University,
2007, Volume 25, Issue 2, Pages 52-56
To date few studies have been reported from Basrah regarding Gestational Trophoblastic disease GTD. This study
was a clinical observational study done in Basrah at the 4 main obstetric hospitals based on 137 patients with GTD.
The objective was to study the incidence of Hydatidiform Mole gestation and other Gestational trophoblastic diseases
in Basrah and to review the clinical presentation and management of Hydatidiform Mole gestation in Basrah. Clinical
records of patients were reviewed with regards to presentation, investigation, management and outcome. Of 137
patients, there were 132 patients (96%) treated for hydatidiform mole, 3 patients (2%) were treated for
choriocarcinoma, 1(1%) patient had invasive mole and 1(1%) patient had placental site tumor. The incidence of
molar pregnancy and choriocarcinoma was 1.7/1000 deliveries and 0.04/1000 deliveries, respectively. Molar
pregnancy seems to be a common problem in Basrah but sever complications such as pre-clampsia & thyrotoxicosis
were not reported in this study.
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