Bicornuate uterus is a type of uterine anomaly that causes the uterus to resemble a heart, hence the common name heart-shaped uterus. There is a longitudinal septum that forms two horns.
Depending on the extension of the septum, we can distinguish:
- Partial bicornuate uterus
- The septum extends into the uterine cavity only.
- Complete bicornuate uterus
- The septum extends into the uterine cavity and the internal cervical orifice of the uterus.
By Dr. Joel G. Brasch (gynecologist), Rebeca Reus (embryologist) and Marie Tusseau (babygest staff).
Last Update: 04/04/2018