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J Reprod Med. 2003 Apr;48(4):233-8.

Nonisthmic communicating uteri. Report of 3 new types in a new subclass of communicating uteri.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 South 11th Street, 3390 Gibbon, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. anna.levtoaff@mail.tju.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe 3 new malformations and propose a new subclass of malformations, nonisthmic communicating uteri.

STUDY DESIGN:

Review of 17,511 hysterosalpingograms revealed 19 cases of communicating uteri. Three cases were identified that showed nonisthmic communications, previously unreported.

RESULTS:

The 3 new types of communicating uteri were (1) bicornuate uterus with 2 sites of communication, midcervical and isthmic; (2) septate uterus with a midcorporeal communication; and (3) bicornuate uterus with a low cervical communication and atretic hemicervix.

CONCLUSION:

The 3 new types of nonisthmic communicating uteri constitute a new subclass of communicating uteri. We are aware of only 1 other reported type of nonisthmic communicating uteri. Nonisthmic communications may arise from a different mechanism than isthmic communications.

PMID:
12746985
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