Journal of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences

Journal of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences
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Case Report on Septate Uterus: An Incidental Finding in a Multiparous Woman who Had an Emergency Cesarean Section

Author(s): LO Ajah, OA Okezie, EO Ugwu, CO Adiri, UA Umeh

Background: Septate uterus is caused by incomplete resorption of the Mullerian duct during embryogenesis which may alter the reproductive outcome of the patients. It is the commonest form of structural uterine anomaly and has the highest reproductive failure rate. Case Report: A 21-year-old booked G4P2 +1 woman with two living male children admitted into the Antenatal ward through the Accident and Emergency ward at 33 weeks gestation for conservative management of preterm premature rupture of membrane. She had a previous history of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and elective caesarean section due to breech presentation in her first, second, and third pregnancies in 2007, 2008, and 2009, respectively. She, however, had an emergency caesarean section due to fetal distress at 33 weeks plus 4 days with the delivery of a live female baby that weighed 2.0 kg with APGAR scores of 7 and 8 in the 1st and 5th minutes, respectively. There was intraoperative finding of septate uterus with dimple at the fundus. The other abdominal viscera were normal. Conclusion: congenital uterine anomalies especially septate uterus, though rare, should be suspected in women with positive history of miscarriage, preterm delivery and malpresentation.

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