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Pregnancy and Uterine Anomalies

Wiku Andonotopo, Noroyono Wibowo, Azen Salim

Keywords : Uterine malformation,Pregnancy

Citation Information : Andonotopo W, Wibowo N, Salim A. Pregnancy and Uterine Anomalies. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011; 5 (3):187-191.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1195

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Congenital uterine malformations are known to have a higher incidence of infertility, repeated first trimester spontaneous miscarriages, fetal intrauterine growth restriction, fetal malposition, preterm labor, retained placenta and increased cesarean section rate. The actual incidence of uterine malformation is unknown, since many women do not have any symptoms. They are estimated to occur in 0.4% (0.1-3%) of the general population and in 4% of infertile women, and in patients with repeated spontaneous miscarriages the figures fluctuate between 3 and 38%. The discrepancy among different publications stems from their use of different diagnostic techniques, heterogenous population samples and clinical diversity of Mullerian anomalies.


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