The septate uterus

Staci E. Pollack, M. Alexa Clapp, Michelle Goldsammler

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The septate uterus is the most common of all the uterine anomalies, accounting for about 35 % of all uterine anomalies. It is associated with recurrent miscarriage and adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm delivery. The role of the septate uterus in infertility is controversial. It occurs in 1 % of the fertile population, 3 % of the infertility population, and 5.3 % of the recurrent miscarriage population. The best modalities for diagnosing a septate uterus include a 3D ultrasound, with or without saline infusion, and an MRI. Hysteroscopic metroplasty improves reproductive outcomes in women with recurrent miscarriage and is a simple, well-tolerated procedure with a low complication rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCongenital Mullerian Anomalies
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319272313
ISBN (Print)9783319272290
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • 3D ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy
  • MRI
  • Metroplasty
  • Septate uterus
  • Septum
  • Uterine anomaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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