Cesarean section scar defect

Cesarean section scar diverticula are located in the anterior lower uterine cavity at the site of the cesarean section scar. 

  • mostly asymptomatic
  • postmenstrual spotting

Can be imaged on hysterosalpingography and ultrasonography.

There may be a defect or a focal outpouching at the site of a prior cesarean section. Location can be in the lower uterine segment or upper endocervical canal.

  • prominent cervical glands 
  • post myomectomy diverticula 
  • Gartner duct cyst: long, tubular structure parallel to the uterine cavity
  • adenomyosis: location of defect anywhere along uterine cavity
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Article information

rID: 37362
System: Gynaecology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cesarean section scar pouch
  • C section scar diverticulum
  • Caesarean section scar pouch
  • Caesarean section scar diverticulum

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