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ea0014p443 | (1) | ECE2007

Hyperthyroidism in molar pregnancy: rapid preoperative preparation by plasmapheresis and complete after evacuation

Azezli Adil Dogan , Bayraktaroglu Taner , Topuz Samet , Besisik Sevgi Kalayoglu , Orhan Yusuf

Human chorionic gonadotropin bears structural homology to pituitary thyrotropin. The extremely elevated levels of human chorionic gonadotropin in patients with molar pregnancy or other trophoblastic diseases can lead to hyperthyroidism. We describe a patient with molar pregnancy who had secondary hyperthyroidism prepared rapidly by plasmapheresis for surgery. After first plasmapheresis the clinical picture improved dramatically. Three subsequent plasmapheresis provided a 75.1%...