VOLUME 114, ISSUE 2, P436-437
Rachel M. Whynott, M.D., Rachel B. Mejia, D.O.
To review the presentation of unicornuate uterus with a functional noncommunicating rudimentary uterine horn and a laparoscopic method of management, highlighting laparoscopic surgical techniques.
A video review of unicornuate uterus with a functional noncommunicating rudimentary uterine horn and a laparoscopic approach to treatment in a 13-year-old pubertal female with severe menstrual pain.
Tertiary care facility.
A 13-year-old G0 was referred to the clinic for severe cyclic right lower quadrant pain during menses. Transvaginal ultrasonography revealed a left unicornuate uterus with a right-sided noncommunicating rudimentary horn measuring 4.8 × 4.7 × 4.6 cm, containing blood consistent with hematometra. Her kidneys were bilaterally present and normal by ultrasonography.
Because of the patient’s worsening pain and the presence of hematometra, we proceeded with diagnostic laparoscopy and removal of the rudimentary uterine horn. The entire procedure was performed laparoscopically, with an estimated total blood loss of 20 mL. Included are tips for laparoscopic resection and suturing.
Main Outcome Measure(s)
Pathologic features and postoperative course.
The patient’s pathologic features were benign, and her severe menstrual pain was resolved. She had no complications or readmissions.
In patients with severe menstrual pain from outflow obstruction from a noncommunicating rudimentary uterine horn with functional endometrium, laparoscopic resection can be a safe and effective method of treatment.