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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 19

of 'Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of congenital anomalies of the uterus'

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Urinary tract anomalies associated with unicornuate uterus.
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Fedele L, Bianchi S, Agnoli B, Tozzi L, Vignali M
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J Urol. 1996;155(3):847.
 
PURPOSE: We investigated the association between the various subclasses of the unicornuate uterus and urinary tract anomalies.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the urinary tract of 37 patients with a unicornuate uterus by urography and/or ultrasonography. Unicornuate uterus was diagnosed at laparoscopy or laparotomy.
RESULTS: A total of 15 patients (40.5%) had urinary tract anomalies, including ectopic kidney in 4, renal agenesis in 6, double renal pelvis in 2, horseshoe kidneys in 2 and unilateral medullary sponge kidney in 1. No differences were observed in the frequency of urinary anomalies among the various subclasses of unicornuate uterus.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate the need to suspect a urinary tract anomaly, particularly of the kidney, in all women with a unicornuate uterus.
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Milano, Italy.
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