Partial Molar Pregnancy with a Normal Fetus with Complete Placenta Previa

  • Smitha Surendran
  • Teena Thomas
  • V. S. Vishnupriya
Case Report


A partial molar pregnancy occurs when an egg receives two sets of chromosomes from the father. Because two sperms have fertilized the egg, there are now 69 chromosomes instead of the normal 46. Very rarely, a twin pregnancy is formed wherein one is a partial mole and other a normal fetus [1]. We present here a case of partial molar pregnancy with normal fetus, with complete placenta previa.

Case History

A 24-year-old second gravida presented to the outpatient department with pregnancy test positive. Her first pregnancy was a missed abortion which was terminated medically. Following this, she was given pre-conceptional counseling and folic acid was started.

Her basic antenatal blood test and scans (dating and nuchal translucency) were un-remarkable. Her anomaly scan revealed normal-appearing fetus with molar placenta covering the internal os completely. Other biometric parameters were normal. There was no soft tissue or bony markers.

Patient was counseled regarding the...


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

Dr. Smitha Surendran, Dr. Teena Thomas, Dr. V. S. Vishnupriya declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights Statement

The procedure performed in this case involving human participant was in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from the individual participant who was included in the study.


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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rainbow HospitalBangaloreIndia

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