MRI of a twin pregnancy in a uterus bicornis unicollis
A 30-year-old woman was seen at 24 weeks for a discrepancy between the symphysis-fundal height and the gestation by dates. Ultrasound examination revealed a twin pregnancy and showed the placentas to be implanted ‘back-to-back’ over what appeared to be a septum that extended from the uterine fundus to the cervix. A bicornuate unicollis uterus was confirmed on MRI and revealed two divergent uterine horns separated by a deep fundal cleft, surrounded by myometrial tissue, containing a fetus within each horn. A single cervix and vagina was visualised, in keeping with a Class IVA Müllerian duct abnormality. At 33 weeks, an emergency caesarean section delivery was performed via two separate classical incisions into each corpus.
Matthys van Wyk, University of the Witwatersrand
Nasreen Mahomed, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Mala Modi, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Uterus bicornuus unicollis; twin pregnancy; mri
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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(2):103.
Date submitted: 2010-07-08
Date published: 2011-01-27
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