Laparoscopic removal of the cavitated noncommunicating rudimentary uterine horn: Surgical aspects in 10 cases

Luigi Fedele, Stefano Bianchi, Giovanni Zanconato, Nicola Berlanda, Valentino Bergamini

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Abstract

Objective: To report our experience on laparoscopic resection of the cavitated noncommunicating rudimentary horn in 10 patients with unicornuate uterus. Design: Descriptive study. Setting: A tertiary referral center for the treatment of female genital malformations. Patient(s): Ten consecutive patients operated between 1994 and 2002. Intervention(s): Laparoscopic removal of the rudimentary uterine horn. Main Outcome Measure(s): Operating time, intraoperative and postoperative complications, relief of symptoms at a 6-month follow-up. Result(s): Median operating time was 65 minutes (range 40-92 minutes) with neither intraoperative nor postoperative complications. All patients were discharged within 72 hours from the procedure. Clinical follow-up during 6 months showed a marked improvement of symptoms. Conclusion(s): Laparoscopy proves to be an effective surgical approach for the removal of the cavitated noncommunicating rudimentary horn in patients with unicornuate uterus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-436
Number of pages5
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Rudimentary horn
  • Unicornuate uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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