Laparoscopic management of a noncommunicating rudimentary uterine horn and ipsilateral ovarian endometrioma in a dysmenorrheic and infertile patient

Mineto Morita, Kuniaki Ota, Shinichiro Watanabe, Yasuyuki Asakawa, Toshimitsu Maemura, Harumi Kubo

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A 29-year-old nulligravida woman presented with severe dysmenorrhea and primary infertility. Hysterosalpingogram revealed a right uterine horn with a solitary patent tube. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a right unicornuate uterus continuous with the cervix and the vagina and a rudimentary left uterine horn. Laparoscopy revealed a noncommunicating left uterine horn and a left ovarian endometrioma. The ovarian endometrioma and rudimentary horn were excised and removed laparoscopically without complications. The patient was able to spontaneously conceive a year after the procedure and delivered a healthy boy by caesarean section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-329
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Medical Society of Toho University
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1



  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopic management
  • MR imaging
  • Noncommunicating uterine horn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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