Communicating bicornuate uterus with double cervix and septate vagina: An uncommon malformation diagnosed with MR imaging

A. La Fianza, R. Campani, A. Villa, R. Dore, E. M. Di Maggio, L. Preda, G. C. Bertolotti

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We report a case of communicating uterus diagnosed with MRI. These uterine malformations are characterized by a communicating tract between two separate uterocervical cavities, which is usually detected with hysterosalpingography performed for a suspected uterine malformation. In our patient MRI was performed after the clinical finding of a double cervix and a vaginal septum and demonstrated two separate uterine cavities, each of them with its own junctional area, and an isthmian transverse communicating tract with endometrial tissue inside, which helped make the diagnosis of a type-4a communicating uterus according to Toaff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997



  • Communicating uterus
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • MRI
  • Uterine malformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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