International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 17, No. 1, 2019, pp. 67-70
Bioline Code: rm19008
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2019, pp. 67-70
© Copyright 2019 - Leili Hafizi and Nayereh Ghomian.
Twin pregnancy in the unicornuate uterus and non-communicating rudimentary horn: A case report|
Hafizi, Leili & Ghomian, Nayereh
Background: A unicornuate uterus is present in 0.1% of the general population.
This müllerian anomaly carries significant obstetrical risk including abortion, preterm
delivery, and rudimentary horn ruptures.
Case: The patient is a 24-yr-old primigravida with 12-wk gestational age and a twin
pregnancy in the unicornuate uterus and non-communicating rudimentary horn. One
fetus in the unicornuate uterus and other in the rudimentary horn that was ruptured.
In urgent laparotomy rudimentary horn and fallopian tube excised. Pregnancy in the
unicornuate uterus was continued and at 38-wk gestational age, cesarean section
due to premature rupture of the membrane was performed and then normal fetus was
Conclusion: Twin pregnancy in a unicornuate uterus and rudimentary horn is a rare
condition that carries a considerable risk to the mother. There is a need for increased
awareness of this rare condition to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality.
Twin pregnancy; Uterus; Mullerian ducts.
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