Partial molar appearance of the placenta in trisomy 13.

Has R., Ibrahimoglu L., Ergene H., Ermis H., Basaran S.

Fetal diagnosis and therapy, vol.17, no.4, pp.205-8, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000059371
  • Journal Name: Fetal diagnosis and therapy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-8
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Although molecular studies have shown that more than 90% of partial moles are secondary to diandric triploidy, there are some rare cases with tetraploidy or unspecified aneuploidies. We diagnosed 3 cases of partial mole presentation during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy with multiple fetal abnormalities. In all 3 cases, cytogenetic studies showed trisomy 13, We present the cases and discuss the clinical and pathological aspects of the conditions presented as partial moles. Copyright (C) 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel.