How is hydatidiform mole treated?

Updated: Feb 16, 2018
  • Author: Lisa E Moore, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Stabilize the patient.

Transfuse for anemia, and correct any coagulopathy.

Treat hypertension. Watch for and be prepared to treat thyroid storm, a rare complication.

Administer Rh immune globulin to nonsensitized RhD-negative women because of the possibility of a partial mole with fetal erythrocytes that express the RhD antigen. (RhD is not expressed in human trophoblast cells.) [42]


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