Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Molar Pregnancy in the Emergency Department
- Author(s): Masterson, Lori
- Chan, Shu B.
- Bluhm, Bryan
- et al.
A 15-year-old female presented to the emergency department with complaints of vaginal bleeding. She was pale, anxious, cool and clammy with tachycardic, thready peripheral pulses and hemoglobin of 2.4g/dL. Her abdomen was gravid appearing, approximately early to mid-second trimester in size. Pelvic examination revealed 2 cm open cervical os with spontaneous discharge of blood, clots and a copious amount of champagne-colored grapelike spongy material. After 2L boluses of normal saline and two units of crossmatched blood, patient was transported to the operating room. Surgical pathology confirmed a complete hydatidiform mole.
[West J Emerg Med. 2009;10(4):295-296.]