unicornuate

unicornuate

/uni·cor·nu·ate/ (-kor´nu-āt) having only one horn or cornu.
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A unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn is a rare Mullerian abnormality that may cause many gynaecological and obstetric complications.
Received Best Innovative Surgery Prize for the video on 'Metroplasty In Unicornuate Uterus With Versapoint' In Yuva Fogsi 2005.
Unicornuate uterus has a reduced uterine volume, but normal endometrial-myometrial width ratio with a banana-shaped configuration of uterus (Figure 2).
Therefore, this view is a valuable problem-solving tool helping differentiate between various MDAs, including bicornuate, septate, unicornuate, and didelphys.
The findings included a normal appearing unicornuate uterine horn in the left pelvis, hemoperitoneum that was evacuated, and a right rudimentary horn pregnancy.
The second case involved a unilateral placement, because the physician mistakenly believed the woman had a unicornuate uterus and placed only one insert.
There are reports in which term deliveries have occurred with unicornuate uterus in the absence of cervical cerclage (3).
Mullerian duct anomalies in women include lack of development (hypoplasia, aplasia, or unicornuate uterus), lack of midline fusion (didelphys or bicornuate uterus), and incomplete resorption of midline tissue during fusion (septate and arcuate uteri).
With respect to the uterus, 18% of women had congenital abnormalities, including arcuate and septate cavities, as well as unicornuate and bicornuate morphologies, didelphys and signs of polyps or fibroids in the uterine lining.
Unicornuate uterus is a type of uterine hypoplasia in which there is incomplete or absent development of 1 mullerian duct and represents 20% of mullerian duct anomalies.
Other uterine anomalies are also associated with high spontaneous abortion rates, including unicornuate (45%), didelphys (42%), and bicornate (30%).
DISCUSSION Mullerian duct anomalies in the female patient include a lack of development (hypoplasia, aplasia, or the unicornuate uterus), lack of fusion at the midline (didelphys or bicornuate uterus), or lack of resorption of midline tissue after fusion (septate and arcuate uteri).