bipartite uterus

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bipartite uterus

[bī′pär‚tīt ′yüd·ə·rəs]
(anatomy)
A uterus divided into two parts almost to the base.
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The intraoperative findings confirmed the diagnosis of complete septate uterus with double cervix and double vagina, which was completely consistent with the preoperative evaluation.
Septate uterus was the most common intrauterine abnormality in our study, which was undiagnosed by prior ultrasonography.
Septate uterus results from the failure of resorption of the fibrous septum between the Mullerian ducts.
Septate uterus with cervical duplication: a rare malformation.
Uterine evaluation in primary infertility group revealed no abnormality in 44 (88%) cases, 3 (6%) had bicornuate uterus, 1 (2%) each had didelphys uterus, Unicornuate uterus and septate uterus respectively whereas in secondary infertility group, 27 (90%) had no abnormality, 2 (6.
In inpatients with uterine malformation, the three most common diagnoses were septate uterus (382 cases, 53.
7 Uterine anomalies that can occur include unfused separate uterine buds, unicornuate uterus with communicating or non-communicating horn (which results in haematometra in the non-communicated horn), uterus didelphys, bicornuate uterus and septate uterus.
A septate uterus, for example, can be treated with hysteroscopic resection, especially if the patient has a history of more than one miscarriage; a bicornuate uterus, on the other hand, is usually not treated surgically--although such a patient needs to be followed when she is pregnant because she is at increased risk of an incompetent cervix.
Not only is the septate uterus the most common Mullerian anomaly, it is the uterine malformation associated with the poorest reproductive outcomes, including recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm labor, malpresentation, and probably infertility.
Distinction between a septate uterus and either the didelphys or bicornuate uterus is important if infertility warrants surgical repair.
MR imaging helps to differentiate a septate uterus from bicornuate uterus by depicting a normal convex, flat or minimally concave (<1cm deep) external fundal contour with septate uterus.
Bicornuate uterus, uterus didelphys and septate uterus constitute 80% of uterine anomalies.