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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 200-202

Ultrasound diagnosis of a molar pregnancy

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
2 OPUS 12 Foundation, Columbus, OH, USA

Correspondence Address:
David P Bahner
Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH 43210
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJAM.IJAM_11_17

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We describe a case of a middle-aged female presenting with vaginal bleeding and elevated beta-human chorionic gonadotropin. Transvaginal ultrasound images were consistent with a molar pregnancy. This example highlights the benefit of including emergency ultrasound in the clinical management of suspected gestational trophoblastic disease. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Medical knowledge, Patient care. Republished with permission from: Schreiber S, Wallace L, Boulger CT, Bahner DP. Bedside sonography primer: Ultrasound diagnosis of a molar pregnancy. OPUS 12 Scientist 2013;7(1):1-2.

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