Uterine anomalies and recurrent pregnancy loss

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Abstract

Anatomical uterine defects have long been associated with recurrent miscarriage. However, it is frustrating to realize how little is actually known regarding the pathophysiology responsible for the proposed causal association between uterine anomalies and fetal wastage. The lack of a clear understanding of the causative mechanisms may be due to the fact that the prevalence and impact of uterine malformations has so far not been conclusively determined.1 Even the true incidence of congenital uterine anomalies in the general population is unknown. A review of the available literature reveals a wide range of reported incidences, from 0.2% to 10.0%.2

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecurrent Pregnancy Loss
Subtitle of host publicationCauses, Controversies and Treatment
PublisherCRC Press
Pages147-164
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780203931677
ISBN (Print)0415421306, 9780415421300
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

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