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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-138

Hydatidiform mole in gombe : a five year Histopathological review

Histopathology Department, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria

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A A Mayun
Histopathology Department, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria

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PMID: 18817053

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to do a histopathological review of all cases ofhydatidiform moles seen in pathology department of Federal Medical Centre, Gombe between June 2000 and May 2005. METHODS: All the relevant request forms, slides and paraffin embedded tissue blocks were retrieved. The slides stained with routine Haematoxylin and Eosin were then reviewed. RESULTS: Thirty four cases of hydatidiform moles were studied and these formed 7.5% of all products of conception seen during the review period. There were 18 cases of complete hydatidiform mole and 16 cases of partial hydatidiform mole. No invasive or tubal mole was seen during this period. The frequency of hydatidiform moles was 1 in 166 delivaries. The age range for all the molar pregnancies was 15-44 years with vaginal bleeding as their leading mode of presentation between 11-18 weeks ofgestatation. CONCLUSION: Molar gestation was found to be a common gynaecological problem in Gombe affecting women mainly in their third decade of life.

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