Unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn diagnosedat scheduled third Cesarean Section

Serkan Bodur, Ulaş Fidan, Mehmet Ferdi Kıncı, Kazım Emre Karaşahin


A unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn is an anomaly caused by defective fusion of the Müllerian duct, estimated to occur in one in 76,000 pregnancies. Life threateningly heavy bleeding is a highly expected clinical consequence of such pregnancies. According to the known literature, only two living twins and few living singleton pregnancies have been reported up to now. Here we report on an incidentally diagnosed unicornuate uterus with a communicating rudimentary horn, found during a cesarean section of a gravida 3, parity 2 (G3 P2) patient. This case is rather unique since the patient has had three full term pregnancies and three cesarean sections without significant fetal compromise. This delivery and the existing literature showed us that extensive uterine correction surgeries need not be automatically proposed when a unicornuate uterus is diagnosed in the preconception period. Such deliveries indicate that women with this uterine anomaly may have the potential to carry pregnancies to full term.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.333.12409

How to cite this:Bodur S, Fidan U, Kinci MF, Karasahin KE. Unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn diagnosed at scheduled third Cesarean Section. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(3):779-781.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.333.12409

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