Iatrogenic uterine diverticulum in pregnancy after robotic-assisted myomectomy

Christopher C. DeStephano, Amelia M. Jernigan, Linda M. Szymanski

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Uterine diverticula are rare outpouchings of the uterus associated with abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and adverse obstetric events. At the time of cesarean delivery at 36 5/7 weeks' gestation during the patient's first pregnancy and 36 6/7 weeks during the second pregnancy, a fundal iatrogenic uterine diverticulum at the site of a prior robotic-assisted myomectomy was noted. The outpouching communicated with the endometrial cavity and was extremely attenuated, palpably 2 to 3mmthick. Further research is needed to determine the incidence of iatrogenic uterine diverticulum after robotic myomectomy and whether these malformations increase the risk of adverse obstetric outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)902-905
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Obstetric outcome
  • Pregnancy
  • Robotic myomectomy
  • Uterine diverticulum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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