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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 351267, 4 pages
Case Report

Repetitive Complete Molar Pregnancy in a 54-Year-Old Patient in a Time Distance of Eighteen Years from the First Incident: Case Report and Mini Review

Department of Gynecology, General Hospital of Athens “Laiko”, Ag. Thoma 17, Goudi, 15232 Athens, Greece

Received 15 September 2011; Revised 5 October 2011; Accepted 5 October 2011

Academic Editor: Raoul Orvieto

Copyright © 2011 Polychronis Oikonomidis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of complete hydatidiform mole in a 54-year-old patient referred to Gynecology department of General Hospital of Athens “Laiko”, with history of previous molar pregnancy at the age of thirty-six. Our purpose was to indicate the advanced maternal age beside the long recurrence distance of the disease, which was eighteen years after the first molar pregnancy. Our diagnostic approach was through measurement of serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG) and pelvic ultrasound evaluation, and the chosen therapeutic approach was abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingoophorectomy.