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Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine 2010;37(4):369-375.
Published online December 1, 2010.
Hysteroscopic Septotomy of a Complete Septate Uterus Using a Balloon with Methylene Blue.
Ji Hyon Jang, Jung Hyun Cho, Dong Hyun Cha, Won Bo Han
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHA University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
A complete septate uterus with cervical duplication and a longitudinal vaginal septum is a rare uterine malformation. The dissection of the septum can be difficult because it is difficult for hysteroscopists to find out initial point, direction and final point of a complete septum. This study aimed the introduction of more efficient surgical procedure using a balloon with methylene blue. We have experienced three cases with a complete septate uterus. We performed hysteroscopic dissection of a complete uterine septum using a balloon with methylene blue and obtained good reproductive outcomes. So we report three cases with a brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Complete septate uterus; Balloon technique; Hysteroscopic septotomy; Methylene blue
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