Invasive hydatidiform mole in the cervix
Houssine Boufettal, Naïma Samouh
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;29:27. doi:10.11604/pamj..29.27.10675

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Invasive hydatidiform mole in the cervix

Houssine Boufettal, Naïma Samouh
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 29:27. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.27.10675. Published 12 Jan 2018

A patient aged 43-years, multiparous consulted for uterine bleeding of average abundance. The examination revealed a burgeoning lesion of the cervix, which came from the uterine endocervix, measuring two centimeters. The uterus was increased in size measuring 88 mm long and 67 mm in anteroposterior diameter. There were no adnexal mass. Pelvic ultrasound showed a heterogeneous snowflake mass measuring 29 mm in anteroposterior diameter. Beta-h-CG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) quantitative plasma were highly increased to 854212 IU / ml. Histological study of aspirate objectified a complete hydatidiform mole. The staging featuring a thoraco-abdominopelvic CT scan, chest radiography, ultrasound abdomen and pelvis was normal. Pathological examination of the hysterectomy piece objectified an invasive mole to cervical and uterine location. A methotrexate-based agent chemotherapy was introduced. The evolution was marked by the gradual decline of the mass until it disappearance within four months. Plasma beta-h-CG had regressed and were normalized after two months of treatment. The outcome was favorable. With a follow-up of 24 months, no recurrence was noted.

Corresponding author:
Houssine Boufettal, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Ibn Rochd, Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca, Maroc

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