A Case Report of Arcuate Uterus
Keywords:Arcuate uterus, Malformation, Mullerian duct.
A uterine malformation is the result of an abnormal development of the Mullerian duct(s) during embryogenesis. The arcuate uterus is a type of congenital uterine malformation where the uterine fundus displays a small midline indentation towards the uterine cavity. A 25 years old woman with history of two abortions was diagnosed as a case of arcuate uterus during her first caesarean section. With proper antenatal care and counseling she has been able to give birth to 2nd baby successfully. No correctable surgery was essential for her. The literature regarding the diagnosis, management, and reproductive outcomes for arcuate uterus is limited and conflicting. A woman with an arcuate uterus can carry a baby to full term pregnancy. However, this condition is associated with a higher risk for miscarriage and premature births. Arcuate uterus is usually managed similarly to septate uterus, and only selected patients who fulfill poor reproductive performance criteria are recommended for surgical correction.
Key words: Arcuate uterus; Malformation; Mullerian duct.
FMCJ 2011; 6(2): 107-109