A woman, who was born with two uteri as well as two cervixes, delivered a child vaginally at Sassoon Hospital, Pune. The birth defect of two uteri is very rarely seen with an occurrence rate of 0.1 to 0.5 per cent, and many among them go undiagnosed.
Suman (name changed) a 22 year old, was born with a birth defect called, uterine didelphys, where there is complete duplication of uterine horn as well as duplication of cervix with no communication between them. It is very rare for Sassoon Hospital to get cases with this type of birth defect and the doctors from the hospital said that it is once in two to three years that they get such case.
When Suman got admitted to Sassoon last week she was at full term and had gone into labour. Dr Pradip Sambarey, head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology department from the B J Medical college of Sassoon hospital, said, “It is only when she started with labour pain, that we came to know that she has two uteri. She delivered vaginally and was discharged two days back. In my career of thirty five years at Sassoon, I have only seen three to four cases in Sassoon and it is very rare to get cases with uterine didelphys birth defect.”
Dr Kishor Pandit, Gynaecologist, laparoscopic surgeon and IVF specialist from Pune, said, “Such case with this birth defect is very rare to get operated. Also, conception in this case is difficult. Retaining full term baby is also difficult, as it is half uterus in size. In such cases chances of abortion are more.”
The lady was discharged on June 18 and will have follow ups at the hospital. Helpful techniques to investigate the uterine structure are trans-vaginal ultrasonography, MRI and hysteroscopy.