Gestational aspects of uterus didelphys

L. Fedele, D. Zamberletti, A. D'Alberton, P. Vercellini, G. B. Candiani

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The reproductive history was analyzed of 13 women with a laparoscopic or laparotomy diagnosis of uterus didelphys and followed for two to six years. Two patients (15.4%) presented with primary infertility; the other 11 had a total of 27 pregnancies, the outcome of which was spontaneous abortion in 20 cases (74%), premature labor in 6 (22.2%) and term birth in 1 (3.7%), with a live birth rate of 18.5%. Metroplasty was performed in five cases, with live birth in three, spontaneous abortion in 1 and no postoperative conceptions in one. The live birth rate, considering all pregnancies before and after treatment, was 35%. The compromised fertility of the uterus didelphys is probably attributable to congenital alterations in vascularization that may have a negative influence on developmental phases following implantation, particularly the structuralization of the fetomaternal relations that precede placentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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