What is the difference between a septate and bicornuate uterus?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 02/15/2018

A bicornuate uterus occurs when the two Müllerian ducts do not fuse completely. On the contrary, it is considered a septate uterus when the two Müllerian ducts fuse but the resorption of the septum is incomplete.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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