GPHC records rare dou­ble-uterus twin birth

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The Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Hospi­tal Cor­po­ra­tion (GPHC) re­cently saw its first case of a dou­ble-uterus twin preg­nancy, where twin ba­bies de­vel­oped in and were de­liv­ered from two sep­a­rate uteruses, a re­port­edly one in a mil­lion oc­cur­rence. On Au­gust 25th, the ba­bies, a boy and a girl, were de­liv­ered via cae­sarean sec­tion at the GPHC. Up un­til the time of de­liv­ery, nei­ther doc­tors, nor the soon-to-be-mother had known of the unique cir­cum­stances they were about to en­counter. Dou­ble uterus, or Uterus Didel­phys, is where the mul­le­rian duct (which forms the foun­da­tion of the re­pro­duc­tive tract) fails to fuse, re­sult­ing in the for­ma­tion of two uteruses and two cervixes. “Dur­ing post-grad stud­ies, this is my sec­ond spe­cialty—gy­nae ob­stet­rics—you read about so many dif­fer­ent things…And even though we have had mul­ti­ple pre­sen­ta­tions on…mal­for­ma­tion of the uterus and so forth, you don’t ac­tu­ally get to see th­ese things. So this was a first for me. I’ve seen a case on TV that was dis­cussed in Mi­ami and that’s why I know the statis­tics at the time to get preg­nant like that is one in a mil­lion. But th­ese things are very, very rare. You prob­a­bly would have it once, if at all, in your en­tire med­i­cal ca­reer. So, I was very ex­cited,” Dr Rafi Rozan stated dur­ing a press brief­ing at the hospi­tal yes­ter­day.

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