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Complex Müllerian malformation without any present classification: Unilateral ovarian and tubal absence with an arcuate uterus.
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PMID:  23347709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Müllerian duct anomalies are known to cause infertility and reproductive problems. The true incidence of such abnormalities is not well defined. The most widely accepted method of classification for a Müllerian duct anomaly is the American Society of Reproductive Medicine classification (1988). However, there are some rare anomalies inconsistent with the current classification. Herein, we report a rare case of Müllerian duct anomaly, unilateral ovarian and tubal absence with an arcuate uterus. The failure of the Müllerian ducts to canalize can also lead to the development of a unicornuate uterus and adnexal agenesis. An arcuate uterus indicates incomplete septal absorption after normal fusion of the Müllerian ducts. Therefore, its coexistence with adnexal absence and an arcuate uterus is considered to be extremely unlikely.
Yusuke Tanaka; Shinsuke Koyama; Masaki Kobayashi; Satoshi Kubota; Ryo Nakamura; Masanori Isobe; Yasuhiko Shiki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of endoscopic surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1758-5910     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Endosc Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101506753     Medline TA:  Asian J Endosc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
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