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double uterus

A congenital anomaly in which abnormalities in the formation of the müllerian ducts result in a duplication of the uterus, a uterus with a divided cavity, or sometimes, two copies of the cervix or vagina. Synonym: dimetria; uterus didelphys
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Bianchi, "Double uterus with obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal agenesis: Pelvic anatomic variants in 87 cases," Human Reproduction, vol.
Karlie's problems began in 2001 when, after complaining of stomach cramps, she was found to have rare medical condition uterus didelphys - or double uterus.
CASE FACTS: Robin Enea has a rare medical condition called didelphys uterus or double uterus. Such women have a high risk of premature labor and an abnormal presentation.
After operating on a cyst on Karlie's left ovary, medics found she had been born with a double uterus causing her to have two menstrual cycles every month.
Shannon has one leg shorter than the other, has two holes in her heart, kidney and bladder problems and a double uterus. She underwent seven major operations in the first year of her life and is on constant medication.
Bicornuate uterus represents approximately one-fourth of such anomalies, whereas didelphic or "double uterus" is among the least common and represents only 8% of these anomalies [2].