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Uterine Septum

  • Osama Shawki
  • Yehia Shawki
Chapter

Abstract

Congenital uterine anomalies have long been heralded as the pinnacle of infertility surgery. The sheer magnitude of importance that the uterine cavity commands befits the status it holds as the temple of fertility. It is the only part of the female reproductive system which is absolutely crucial for conception and progressing to a favourable pregnancy outcome. To further the point, in cases of tubal factor, ovarian hypo function or male factor of infertility, IVF would still provide answers to all those desiring pregnancy and childbirth. However, there is no alternative for the womb which carries the embryo from implantation to delivery—the hospitable cavity which provides the environment for embryonic development and fatal maturation. In this chapter, the most common of all congenital uterine anomalies—the uterine septum—is discussed in full detail, outlining the incidence and histogenesis of the septum to fully understand the pathology, and in doing so the proper clinical workup and investigative techniques will aid in confirming the diagnosis. The main focus is the management of this anomaly and the techniques used to tackle various difficulties associated with intrauterine surgery.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cairo UniversityCairoEgypt

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