Female Genital Tract Congenital Malformations

Female Genital Tract Congenital Malformations

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Author: F. Grimbizis Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School
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Specialty: Gynecology

Case description

Their clinical importance is related to a variety of reasons. First, they are quite common; it is estimated that more than 5 % of women in the general population have a kind of deviation from normal anatomy, and more importantly, malformations are more frequent in selected populations and especially in patients with recurrent pregnancy losses. Secondly, dependent on the type and degree of anatomical abnormality, they are associated with severe health problems (e.g., obstructing anomalies), potentially dangerous complications (e.g., “ectopic” rudimentary horn pregnancy), and mainly an impaired reproductive potential either in the achievement or in the evolution of pregnancy.