Metastatic hydatidiform invasive mole in lung presenting as massive hemothorax : A case report


Author(s): Shqiptar Demaci, Arber Neziri, Lumturije Gashi-Luci, Fisnik Kurshumliu, Sueda Latifi, Nazmi Kolgeci

We report a case of invasive metastatic hydatidiform mola on lung with clinical/ radiological signs of massive hemothorax, solved with urgent thoracotomy. A 30–year–old woman, nulliparious, was accepted to Gynecologic Clinic because of a planned operation of pelvic tumor. State after endometrial curettage. It is diagnosed as mola hydatidosa. It is evacuated hemorrhagic fluid after pleural punction. Thoracic Computed Tomography (CT)–scan reveals a great massive shadow with right compressive atelectasis of right lung. Urgent right thoracotomy solves massive clots and fresh hemorrhage. In lower right lobe it’s seen hemorrhagic tumor with dimension 3 cm × 2 cm and one smaller subpleuraly-1 cm × 1 cm, both excised with wedge resection. Pathological finding revealed invasive hydatidiform mole. Conclusion: Bleeding from metastatic hydatidiform mole from lung should be solving with surgical correction, and corresponding therapy for metastatic disease and careful surveillance of gynecologic problems.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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