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Minerva Ginecologica 2001 August;53(4):289-92

language: Italian

A case of atypical uterus bicornate unicollis with metroplasty according to Jones

Cobellis L., Messalli E. M., Pierno G., Cobellis G.


The aim of the study is to report on the result achieved on uterus bicornate unicollis that after hysterosalpingography proved atypical in the isthmic section of the left horn because it was filiform and had irregular walls. The metroplasty technique was performed, applying the Jones technique, on a patient affected by infertility for six years, with uterine malformation. Hysterosalpingography evidenced an atypical malformation: a unicollis-bicornis uterus that was atypical in the isthmic section of the left horn, treated with the technique of Jones because it was filiform. Diagnostic laparoscopy visualized two symmetrical and separated horns. Metroplasty was performed applying Jones technique, by removing the isthmic miometrium of the left horn in order to widen the communication with the upper part. The result of postoperative hysterosalpingography, performed 10 months after intervention, showed a single uterine cavity with irregular walls that allowed the evolution of a pregnancy that was prematurely concluded after thirty-two weeks on the birth of a live, vital fetus. Infertility is probably associated with the complexity of uterine malformation. We can, therefore, underline that laparotomic metroplasty is an effective technique that can be performed in particular cases.

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