Case Report of an Intra-Uterine Pregnancy Complicated by an Ectopic Molar Heterotropic Pregnancy

  • Leon Cornelius Snyman University of Pretoria
Keywords: Heterotopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, invasive mole, gestational trophoblastic neoplasia


We report on a rare case of a woman presenting with an early intra-uterine pregnancy, lower abdominal pain and a right-sided pelvic mass. She developed an acute abdomen and an emergency laparotomy was performed. Histology revealed an ectopic invasive molar pregnancy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a normal intra-uterine pregnancy with an ectopic invasive molar pregnancy.

Author Biography

Leon Cornelius Snyman, University of Pretoria

Principal Specialist

Gynaecological Oncology Unit

Department Obstetrics & Gynaecology

University of Pretoria

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