Published: 2019-06-29

Obstructive mullerian anamolies: a case series

Urvashi Miglani, Poonam Laul, V. K. Kadam, Sanjeev Miglani


AIM of the study was to review the heterogeneous clinical presentations and management options for some of the obstructive mullerian anomalies through a case series. Background: Müllerian duct anomalies (MDAs) are a miscellaneous group of entities that result from the non-development, defective vertical or lateral fusion, or resorption failure of the müllerian ducts due to genetic mutation. 5 cases of obstructive mullerian anomaly are reviewed. Cases of OHVIRA (obstructed Hemivagina with Renal Agenesis) syndrome, transverse vaginal septum, imperforate hymen and obstructed rudimentary horn of unicornuate uterus are included. Results: We found that cyclical abdominal pain was the most common presenting complaint. There is a high incidence of associated renal anomalies. Psychosocial counselling before treatment is necessary to address the functional and emotional aspects of the patient. Surgical management was done in all patients with good postoperative outcome. Conclusion: Obstructive mullerian anomalies need to be evaluated by a meticulous examination and imaging studies to reach the diagnosis with precision. The treatment has to be tailored to the specific anomaly.


Obstructive Mullerian anomalies, Transverse vaginal septum, OHVIRASyndrome.

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