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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Jan-Feb;56(1):92-97.

[Unicornuate uterus with cavitary non-communicating rudimentary horn: magnetic resonance characterization].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

Author information

1
Curso de Alta Especialidad en Resonancia Magnética de Cuerpo Completo, Hospital Ángeles del Pedregal, Ciudad de México, México jennychaos@hotmail.com.
2
Dirección Médica, Aceleración Nuclear y Resonancia Magnética (ANREM), Hospital Ángeles del Pedregal, Ciudad de México, México.
3
Curso de Alta Especialidad en Resonancia Magnética de Cuerpo Completo, Hospital Ángeles del Pedregal, Ciudad de México, México.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Mullerian duct or paramesonephric anomalies are a group of congenital malformations of the female genital tract that result from the alteration in one or more stages of embryonic development. The prevalence has increased, probably due to the progress of diagnostic imaging methods and the relevance that it has acquired in young women with infertility problems. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the method of choice for characterizing the different types of Mullerian anomalies, its complications and associated pathology. Unicornuate uterus correspond to class II of classification of Mullerian duct anomalies developed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. According to this, four subtypes have been identified, each with different clinical implications. A cavitated, non-communicating rudimentary horn in a unicornuate uterus is associated with an increased incidence of gynecological problems and obstetric complications that sometimes threaten the lives of patients, reason why its suspicion, diagnosis and treatment is necessary. We report the case of a patient with infertility in which this subtype of congenital malformation was discovered.

KEYWORDS:

Congenital abnormalities; Female infertility; Magnetic resonance; Mullerian ducts

PMID:
29368901
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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