Term: Molar Pregnancy

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05

Definition:

"A molar pregnancy is a rare complication. It happens when an egg and a sperm meet at fertilization, but the cells do not grow in a way that can support a pregnancy." Source: BabyCenter.ca Web Site - What is a Molar Pregnancy? - Accessed November 5, 2012. To read more, please visit the BabyCenter Canada web site at: http://www.babycenter.ca/a1015048/molar-pregnancy .

In Heaman et al. (2012), a molar pregnancy was determined by the ICD-9-CM codes: 630, 631, or 632 or the ICD-10-CA codes: D39.2, O001, or O02.

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References 

  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)