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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 906138, 3 pages
Case Report

Laparoscopic Approach of a Unicornuate Uterus with Noncommunicating Rudimentary Horns

1Departament of Gynecologic Surgery, Hospital Mãe de Deus, José de Alencar 1244 apt 1009, Porto Alegre 90880-480, RS, Brazil
2Postgraduate Program in Medicine: Medical Sciences at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90040-060, RS, Brazil
3Laboratory of Epidemiology and National Institute for Translational Medicine, Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Health Sciences Unit, University of Southern Santa Catarina, 88806-000 Criciúma, SC, Brazil

Received 16 August 2010; Accepted 21 September 2010

Academic Editors: D. Chen and N. A. Ginsberg

Copyright © 2011 Lidia Rosi Medeiros et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Müllerian duct malformations delineate a miscellaneous group of congenital anomalies that result from arrested development, abnormal formation, or incomplete fusion of the mesonephric ducts. Case. This paper describes the diagnosis and management of a noncommunicating rudimentary horn complicated by severe pelvic pain and associated endometriosis. Conclusion. This condition was diagnosed by laparoscopy and hysteroscopy examination. Operative videolaparoscopy proved to be a successful approach for the treatment of this congenital Müllerian anomaly.