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Hysteroscopic resection of the vaginal septum in uterus didelphys with obstructed hemivagina: a case report

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Authors
Kim, Tae Eun; Lee, Gyoung Hoon; Choi, Young Min; Jee, Byung Chul; Ku, Seung Yup; Suh, Chang Suk; Kim, Seok Hyun; Kim, Jung Gu; Moon, Shin Yong
Issue Date
2007-08-31
Publisher
Korean Academy of Medical Science
Citation
J Korean Med Sci. 2007 Aug;22(4):766-9.
Keywords
AdolescentFemaleHumansHysteroscopy/*methodsKidney/abnormalitiesUrogenital Abnormalities/surgeryUterus/*abnormalitiesVagina/*abnormalities/*surgery/ultrasonography
Abstract
Uterus didelphys with obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly. Excision of the obstructed vaginal septum is the treatment of choice for symptom relief and the preservation of reproductive capability. A 14-yr-old girl complained of persistent vaginal spotting following each menstruation. Pelvic magnetic resonance imaging revealed a uterus didelphys with left hematocolpos and ipsilateral renal agenesis. Instead of conventional transvaginal excision of the vaginal septum, we used hysteroscopic excision under transabdominal ultrasonographic guidance to preserve the integrity of the hymen. The postoperative course was uneventful, and clinical symptoms were completely resolved after this intervention. Resectoscopic excision of the vaginal septum was found to be easy, safe, effective, and appropriate for young women as it preserved hymen integrity. We believe that this is the first Korean report on the use of a hysteroscopy for vaginal septum resection in a patient with uterus didelphys with obstructed hemivagina.
ISSN
1011-8934 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17728527

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