n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Laparoscopic Strassman's metroplasty for bicornuate uterus - is it relevant? : case report

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The mean incidence of bicornuate uterus in Müllerian duct anomalies is approximately 25%, and it is associated with abortion, preterm delivery and term delivery rates of 36%, 23% and 40.6%, respectively. Open abdominal metroplasty has been shown to significantly improve pregnancy outcomes in patients with bicornuate uterus. However, minimally invasive laparoscopic metroplasty could be an alternative.

A 24-year-old woman with a bicornuate uterus and poor reproductive outcomes underwent laparoscopic Strassman's metroplasty. The procedure was completed safely within 180 minutes with minimum blood loss. At follow-up hysteroscopy and laparoscopy 2 months later, minimal adhesions in the pelvis were noted and removed. There were no synechiae in the uterine cavity.
It is concluded that laparoscopic metroplasty is a safe and relevant alternative to conventional abdominal metroplasty, with minimal adhesion formation.

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