Metroplasty for the complete septate uterus: Does cervical sparing matter?

Paolo Vercellini, Olga De Giorgi, Ilenia Cortesi, Giorgio Aimi, Patrizia Mazza, Pier Giorgio Crosignani

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Abstract

Study Objectives. To verify if section of the cervical septum facilitates hysteroscopic metroplasty of a complete septate uterus, and to determine if this technique is associated with intraoperative bleeding or postoperative obstetric complications. Design. Prospective, observational study. Setting. Academic department and tertiary care referral center for malformations of the female genital tract. Patients. Ten women with complete septate uterus. Interventions. The cervical portion of the septum was incised with Metzenbaum scissors and the corporeal portion with microscissors under hysteroscopic guidance. Measurements and Main Results. Mean ± SD operating time for the entire procedure was 24 ± 7 minutes, with a mean distention fluid deficit of 480 ± 190 ml. No significant bleeding was encountered during cervical septum incision. At follow-up hysteroscopy, the cervices were competent, and no women experienced second-trimester abortion or premature delivery. Conclusions. Section of the cervical septum with scissors is simple, rapid, and safe, facilitates corporeal hystero scopic metroplasty, and may be considered a valid procedure to correct a completely septate uterus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-514
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Volume3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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