Delivery of double singleton pregnancies in a woman with a double uterus, double cervix, and complete septate vagina

J Chin Med Assoc. 2015 Dec;78(12):746-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcma.2015.06.020. Epub 2015 Oct 14.


Uterine anomalies involving a double uterus, double cervix, also known as didelphys uterus, and complete septate vagina are rarely seen and have an associated fertility problem. However, artificial reproductive technology with embryo transfers can help solve this fertility challenge. Conception in the uterus in just one side is commonly seen for embryos, which are always transferred through the usually used (dilated) vagina. We here present a patient with the above uterine anomaly who conceived with the aid of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer to both uterine cavities under general anesthesia, which resulted in successful double singleton pregnancies with one fetus in each uterus. With intensive prenatal care, the pregnancy course for each fetus was rather uneventful. Although both fetuses were in cephalic presentation, cesarean section was performed at the 39(th) week of gestation with good outcomes in order to preclude anticipated difficulties if the baby had been delivered through the rarely dilated vagina. However, order of birth between the two fetuses was a crucial decision during the operation.

Keywords: didelphys; double cervix; double uterus; septate vagina; twin pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cervix Uteri / abnormalities*
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Urogenital Abnormalities*
  • Uterus / abnormalities*

Supplementary concepts

  • Uterine Anomalies