Accessory cervix: an unusual congenital malformation

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1981 Oct;19(5):389-93. doi: 10.1016/0020-7292(81)90022-9.


A woman with a septate vagina and two cervices was observed. One of the cervices ended blindly. The other cervix communicated with a normal corpus and two normally positioned patent fallopian tubes. Two explanations for the origin of this accessory cervix are offered: (1) that it originated from a fusion failure of the lower portions of the müllerian ducts, and (2) that it arose from the urogenital sinus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cervix Uteri / abnormalities*
  • Cervix Uteri / diagnostic imaging
  • Cervix Uteri / embryology
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Infertility / congenital
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Urogenital Abnormalities
  • Urogenital System / embryology
  • Vagina / embryology