Teenage girl with rare uterus birth defect undergoes surgery, successfully treated

The girl was born with a birth defect called bicornis unicollis, in this condition though the uterus has one cervix it was divided into two lateral horns. It is very rarely seen with an occurrence rate among woman in around 0.4 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital carried out a surgery called metroplasty where the two horns were joined

Neha, (name changed), a 15-year-old girl whose uterus was divided into two lateral horns was operated at Sassoon hospital in Pune where the divided uterus was joined after the operation.

She was born with a birth defect called bicornis unicollis, in this condition though the uterus has one cervix it was divided into two lateral horns. It is very rarely seen with an occurrence rate among woman in around 0.4 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital carried out a surgery called metroplasty where the two horns were joined.

With the divided uterus, her blood got saturated in one part of the uterus cavity which then caused severe pain for the girl. After her menarche and first two periods, Neha did not have any periods after them. Post operation the doctors expect normal periods to start after two to three months.

Teenage girl with rare uterus birth defect undergoes surgery, successfully treated

“It used to pain a lot. I come from Barshi taluka in Solapur. We had consulted a doctor from my town. But no medicine could stop my pain. Now, since the operation I have not experienced any pain,” said Neha, who is studying in class nine.

As the blood was saturated in one part of the uterus cavity, it had chances of being spill out in other areas and this could have resulted to be a serious threat to Neha. After the surgery, which was performed on June 3, Neha was successfully discharged on June 15.

Dr Ramesh Bhosale, professor at Gynaecology department at BJ Medical College and Sassoon general hospital, who headed the team for the operation, said, “In this type of condition, the chance of successfully delivering a child are very less. Many a times, pregnancy leads to abortion in this type of case. But now after the surgery, Neha would be able to deliver a baby in future and would also have normal periods.”