An Unusual Case of Uterine Anomaly, Surgically Corrected with a Fruitful Pregnancy At Last


Dr Sumitra Yadav, Dr Anita Singh, Dr Niyati Jain    01 December 2017

Associate Professor Senior Resident 3rd Year PG Student MY Hospital and MGM Medical College Indore Madhya Pradesh Address for correspondence Dr Sumitra Yadav 30 Nayapura Aerodrome Road Indore Madhya Pradesh 452 005 E mail drsumitrayadav yahoo.co.in ABSTRACT Fusion anomalies of uterus results in a variety of uterine shapes which cause increased incidence of miscarriage poor fetal growth malpresentation and abnormal placental adherence in such cases. Prevalence of uterine anomalies in general population is 7 8 . We are presenting a case report of a 20 year old P0 patient who presented with acute abdomen. Ultrasonography revealed a hemorrhagic cyst. On laparotomy it was found to be unicornuate uterus with hematometra in the noncommunicating arm. She was subjected to surgical correction which led to a bicornuate uterus and thereafter she was conceive twice successfully. Keywords Fusion anomalies of uterus unicornuate uterus bicornuate uterus hematometra surgical correction Fusion anomalies of the uterus results in a variety of uterine shapes which cause increased incidence of miscarriage poor fetal growth malpresentation and abnormal placental adherence in such cases.1 3 Prevalence of uterine anomalies in general population is 7 8 . Now because of better availability of diagnostic modalities like transvaginal sonography hysterosalpingography and laparoscopy better detection of such anomalies is possible.4 Reproductive outcomes can be improved with early diagnosis and proper surgical correction. We are reporting a case of unicornuate uterus with a noncommunicating horn which after surgical correction became a bicornuate and resulted in successful pregnancy outcome. CASE REPORT A 20 year old married female was admitted with acute abdominal pain and vomiting for 1 day in MY Hospital Indore on May 2008. As per patient her menses lasted for 1 day only. Her ultrasonography USG showed a cyst of size 7.47 4.17 cm in right adnexal region with internal echo and absent right sided kidney. Color Doppler showed acute hemorrhage in right ovary. Emergency laparotomy was done. Intraoperatively there was a globular swelling on left side which was connected to uterus Figs. 1 and 2 . Uterus was small of about 4 3 cm with tubes and ovary on right side only. So it was diagnosed to be a unicornuate uterus having noncommunicating horn with hematometra Fig. 3 . Hematometra was drained and the unicornuate uterus surgically corrected to a bicornuate uterus by modified Strassman s method. Her cervical os was pin pointed and dilation was done. On follow up her menstrual history showed that her cycles now lasted for 5 6 days with good flow as compared to previous scanty menses. Hysterosalpingography showed bicornuate uterus with 2 separate cavities. Cervix was common and seen in continuation of right horn with patent fallopian tube. Outcome She conceived after 1 years and her last menstrual period was 20th October 2009 with expected delivery date 27th July 2010. She was admitted at 32 weeks with complaint of backache. She was kept on tocolytics and given decadron. After 1 month of ward admission she had pain in lower abdomen and persistent tachycardia. She finally landed up in emergency lower segment cesarean section LSCS on 20th June 2010. A female baby of 1.5 kg with maturity around 35 weeks was delivered. She conceived second time after 1 year and a male baby of 2.26 kg with maturity of around 36 weeks was delivered through emergency LSCS and this time tubectomy was also done. DISCUSSION Developmental failure of one mullerian duct while the other develops normally results in unicornuate uterus5 and accounts for approximately 20 of mullerian duct anomalies. A unicornuate uterus may be isolated manifested in 35 patients although it is usually associated with variable degree of a rudimentary horn. A rudimentary horn without endometrium is seen in 33 of cases and that with endometrium is seen in 32 . A rudimentary horn is designated communicating if there is communication with the endometrium of contralateral horn 10 and noncommunicating if there is no such communication 22 . CONCLUSION Various studies show that it is better to remove rudimentary horn with hematometra.6 In this case report an experimental surgery has been done in which rudimentary horn with hematometra after drainage was joined with a small uterus that resulted in a fruitful pregnancy. REFERENCES 1. Propst AM Hill JA 3rd. Anatomic factors associated with recurrent pregnancy loss. Semin Reprod Med. 2000 18 4 341 50. 2. Patton PE Novy MJ. Reproductive potential of the anomalous uterus. Semin Reprod Endocrinol. 1988 6 217 33. 3. Heinonen PK. Unicornuate uterus and rudimentary horn. Fertil Steril. 1997 68 2 224 30. 4. Carrington BM Hricak H Nuruddin RN Secaf E Laros RK Jr Hill EC. M llerian duct anomalies MR imaging evaluation. Radiology. 1990 176 3 715 20. 5. Buttram VC Jr Gibbons WE. M llerian anomalies a proposed classification. An analysis of 144 cases . Fertil Steril. 1979 32 1 40 6. 6. Rock John A Jones Howard W III. TeLinde s Operative Gynaecology. 10th Edition 575 Andrews and Johnes .

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