Ultrasonography plays a critical role in the diagnosis of both complete and partial molar pregnancy.
Ultrasonography plays a critical role in the diagnosis of both complete and partial molar pregnancy, and it has virtually replaced all other means of preoperative diagnosis.For more information on molar pregnancy:Â Hydatidiform mole: Recognition and management
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Ultrasound of complete hydatidiform mole. The characteristic vesicular "snowstorm" pattern of multiple echoes appearing as holes within the placenta and no fetus is present.