PathWays Case Study: October 17
A 36-year-old woman with a diagnosis of hydatidiform mole, a non-neoplastic gestational trophoblastic disease, was treated successfully with a surgical uterine evacuation. Patient follow-up with serial serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels shows, after several weeks of decreasing hCG concentrations, a persistently unchanged low hCG during the last two measurements (50 IU/L).
Jose Jara Aguirre, M.D.
Resident, Clinical Pathology
Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D.
Consultant, Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science