uterine septum


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uterine septum

A congenital abnormality of the uterus characterised by a longitudinal septum due to a lack of absorption in the residua of the mullerian ducts, which, if unrepaired, results in pregnancy loss.
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Allphin reported a retrospective study of 30 patients treated since 2007 for infertility due to ultrasound-confirmed uterine pathology; 13 women had a uterine septum and 17 had leiomyomata.
With the correct anomaly now established, the presence and extent of a uterine septum and upper vaginal duplication is independently evaluated.
His practice focuses on minimally invasive gynecologic procedures for abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids, uterine septum, and endometriosis.
Over time, I also used a monopolar loop and a bipolar microtip instrument (Versapoint bipolar spring tip electrode, Ethicon Gynecare) to transect the uterine septum.
For the reproductive surgeon, no surgery is more gratifying than transaction of the uterine septum.
When I was undergoing my fellowship in reproductive medicine from 1981 to 1983, the method of transection of the uterine septum was via exploratory laparotomy, the Tompkins metroplasty.
To discuss the hysteroscopic treatment of the uterine septum in this Master Class in Gynecologic Surgery I have elicited the help of my AAGL/SRS fellow in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.
Although many patients with a uterine septum are asymptomatic and conceive and deliver without any difficulty, those who do have poor outcomes can benefit from transection of the septum.
In some cases, however, incomplete or failed reabsorption of the intervening partition of Mullerian products results in a persistent fibromuscular uterine septum.
Currently, indications for surgical correction of a uterine septum include pelvic pain, endometriosis, an obstructing phenomenon, recurrent miscarriage, and history of preterm delivery
The only identifiable factor associated with reproductive failure in this study was a uterine septum.
These included congenital uterine abnormalities such as partial or complete uterine septum or arcuate uterus, as well as acquired uterine abnormalities, such as intrauterine adhesions, myomas, or polyps (Eur.