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Molar pregnancy with a coexistent fetus after intracytoplasmic sperm injection. A case report

Petignat, Patrick; Senn, Alfred; Hohlfeld, Patrick; Blant, Snezana Andrejevic; Laurini, Ricardo LU and Germond, Marc (2001) In Journal of Reproductive Medicine 46(3). p.270-274
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Normal fertilization is usually considered to have occurred when two pronculei (2PN) and two polar bodies are observed. Exceptions are the single pronucleated zygote resulting from asynchronous pronuclei. CASE: A 29-year-old woman entered a program of intracytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer because of her husband's oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. Two cleavage-stage embryos (four blastomeres, grade 1 and 2) were obtained from one fertilized oocyte containing distinct 2PN and the other a single pronucleus (1PN). At 15 weeks' gestation the patient developed severe preeclampsia requiring termination of the pregnancy. Histopathologic examination and DNA ploidy by image analysis were consistent with a twin pregnancy... (More)
BACKGROUND: Normal fertilization is usually considered to have occurred when two pronculei (2PN) and two polar bodies are observed. Exceptions are the single pronucleated zygote resulting from asynchronous pronuclei. CASE: A 29-year-old woman entered a program of intracytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer because of her husband's oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. Two cleavage-stage embryos (four blastomeres, grade 1 and 2) were obtained from one fertilized oocyte containing distinct 2PN and the other a single pronucleus (1PN). At 15 weeks' gestation the patient developed severe preeclampsia requiring termination of the pregnancy. Histopathologic examination and DNA ploidy by image analysis were consistent with a twin pregnancy combining a complete hydatidiform mole and normal pregnancy. CONCLUSION: We hypothesize that this 1PN was at the origin of the hydatidiform mole. This case highlights the danger of transferring an embryo having 1PN. (Less)
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pregnancy complications, molar pregnancy, intracytoplasmic sperm injections
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Journal of Reproductive Medicine
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Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Inc.
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: Normal fertilization is usually considered to have occurred when two pronculei (2PN) and two polar bodies are observed. Exceptions are the single pronucleated zygote resulting from asynchronous pronuclei. CASE: A 29-year-old woman entered a program of intracytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer because of her husband's oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. Two cleavage-stage embryos (four blastomeres, grade 1 and 2) were obtained from one fertilized oocyte containing distinct 2PN and the other a single pronucleus (1PN). At 15 weeks' gestation the patient developed severe preeclampsia requiring termination of the pregnancy. Histopathologic examination and DNA ploidy by image analysis were consistent with a twin pregnancy combining a complete hydatidiform mole and normal pregnancy. CONCLUSION: We hypothesize that this 1PN was at the origin of the hydatidiform mole. This case highlights the danger of transferring an embryo having 1PN.},
  author       = {Petignat, Patrick and Senn, Alfred and Hohlfeld, Patrick and Blant, Snezana Andrejevic and Laurini, Ricardo and Germond, Marc},
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  keyword      = {pregnancy complications,molar pregnancy,intracytoplasmic sperm injections},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {270--274},
  publisher    = {Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Reproductive Medicine},
  title        = {Molar pregnancy with a coexistent fetus after intracytoplasmic sperm injection. A case report},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2001},
}