Posted by: Tatiana | 2007/11/28

Clarity on molar pregnancy.

Can you please explain to me what the following terms mean?
1. Molar pregnancy.
2. Intra-uterine death.
3. Late-neonatal death.

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A molar ptregnancy is a condition where the placenta becomes overgrown and there is no fetus.
An intrauterine death means that the baby has dide in the uterus.
A late neinatal death is a baby which dies more than 7 days after birth.

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Posted by: Google | 2007/11/28

1. Molar pregnancy is an abnormal form of pregnancy, characterized by the presence of a hydatidiform mole (or hydatid mole), an anomalous growth containing a nonviable embryo which implants and proliferates within the uterus.[1] In some cases the uterus contains a normal embryo in addition to the mole. A hydatidiform mole is removed upon diagnosis because there is some risk that it develops into choriocarcinoma, a form of cancer.

The term is derived from hydatidiform (Greek "like a bunch of grapes"), referring to the shape of the growth, and mole (from Latin mola = millstone).

2.Intrauterine death
Fetal death
Foetal mortality

3.Early neonatal mortality refers to a death of a life-born baby within the first seven days of life, while late neonatal mortality covers the time after 7 days until before 29 days. The sum of these two represents the neonatal mortality. Some definitions of the PNM include only the early neonatal mortality. Neonatal mortality is affected by the quality of in-hospital care for the neonate. Neonatal mortality and postneonatal mortality (covering the remaining 11 months of the first year of life) are reflected in the Infant Mortality Rate.

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Posted by: tatiana | 2007/11/28

Please explain what above mentioned terms mean.

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