Uterine Anomalies

Congenital uterine anomalies are malformations of the uterus that develop during embryonic life. Congenital uterine anomalies occur in less than 5% of all women but have been noted in up to 25% of women who have had miscarriages and/or deliveries of premature babies.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Imaging studies such as a hysterosalpingogram and ultrasound, or an MRI is required to visualize the uterus and confirm that a congenital uterine anomaly is indeed present.

Treatment of Uterine Anomalies

Most women with congenital uterine abnormalities do not require treatment. But in a few cases, gynecologists may recommend surgical correction. This may be done using minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, to correct the uterine anomalies.