College of American Pathologists

2013 — November Case of the Month

Posted November 7, 2013

CLINICAL SUMMARY: Products of Conception  

CAP Foundation Online Case of the Month

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An 18-year-old G1P1 woman, four months postpartum, presented to the emergency room after passing tissue per vagina. Following an ultrasound, she underwent a dilation and curettage (D&C). Flow cytometry performed on the D&C tissue found a DNA index of 1.94 (near tetraploid).

The master list with the correct answer

  • Complete hydatidiform mole
  • Hydropic abortus
  • Partial hydatidiform mole
  • Placental mesenchymal dysplasia

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