Complications of vaginal atresia in association with a duplicated mullerian duct

Robert P. Foglia, Samuel H. Kim, Robert H. Cleveland, Patricia K. Donahoe

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Abstract

A mullerian duct duplication with a vaginal atresia canpresent as a painful abdominal mass in a female caused by a hematometrocolpos and a hemosalpinx. This set of signs and symptoms, if caused by an associated unilateral vaginal atresia, may be found in a female with normal menstrual periods, and (1) can be misdiagnosed with often tragic consequences caused by unnecessary salpingectomy, or even hysterectomy; (2) can be successfully treated by creating an adequate channel for drainage through the area of vaginal atresia; and (3) has a high association with unilateral renal agenesis. Because of this last point, recognition of either a mullerian duct duplication or unilateral renal agenesis should prompt an investigation for the other abnormality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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Mullerian Ducts
Salpingectomy
Diagnostic Errors
Hysterectomy
Signs and Symptoms
Drainage
Hereditary renal agenesis

Keywords

  • hematometrocolpos
  • Mullerian duct duplication
  • vaginal atresia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Complications of vaginal atresia in association with a duplicated mullerian duct. / Foglia, Robert P.; Kim, Samuel H.; Cleveland, Robert H.; Donahoe, Patricia K.

In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 22, No. 7, 1987, p. 653-656.

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Foglia, Robert P. ; Kim, Samuel H. ; Cleveland, Robert H. ; Donahoe, Patricia K. / Complications of vaginal atresia in association with a duplicated mullerian duct. In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1987 ; Vol. 22, No. 7. pp. 653-656.
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