The septate uterus

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Abstract

The septate uterus is the most common of all the uterine anomalies, accounting for about 35 % of all uterine anomalies. It is associated with recurrent miscarriage and adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm delivery. The role of the septate uterus in infertility is controversial. It occurs in 1 % of the fertile population, 3 % of the infertility population, and 5.3 % of the recurrent miscarriage population. The best modalities for diagnosing a septate uterus include a 3D ultrasound, with or without saline infusion, and an MRI. Hysteroscopic metroplasty improves reproductive outcomes in women with recurrent miscarriage and is a simple, well-tolerated procedure with a low complication rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCongenital Mullerian Anomalies
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages81-94
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319272313
ISBN (Print)9783319272290
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • 3D ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Metroplasty
  • MRI
  • Septate uterus
  • Septum
  • Uterine anomaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Pollack, S. E., Alexa Clapp, M., & Goldsammler, M. (2016). The septate uterus. In Congenital Mullerian Anomalies: Diagnosis and Management (pp. 81-94). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27231-3_7