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16 May 2016 : Case report  USA

Challenging Case of Postmenopausal Bleeding and Complete Urogenital Duplication

Challenging differential diagnosis, Rare disease, Congenital defects / diseases, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Olga GrechukhinaABCDEFG, Diana P. EnglishABCDEFG, Devin MillerBDEF, Elena RatnerABCDEFG

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.897080

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:331-336

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Müllerian duct anomalies represent a wide spectrum of congenital abnormalities ranging from simple uterine anomalies to more complex multisystem derangements. Complete duplication of uterus, cervix, and vagina may be associated with urologic and caudal gastrointestinal malformations.

CASE REPORT: We present a case report detailing the management of a morbidly obese patient with postmenopausal bleeding and thickened endometrial stripe who had a very rare condition of pelvic organ duplication, including 2 hemiuteri, 2 vaginas, 2 hemibladders, and 2 each of ovaries, fallopian tubes, kidneys, and ureters. Laparoscopic hysterectomy was complicated by difficulties understanding urinary system anatomy requiring intraoperative urology consultation and imaging.

CONCLUSIONS: Management of patients with urogenital duplication and abnormal uterine bleeding requires a thorough understanding of possible associated malformations. Thorough preoperative evaluation, careful surgical exploration, and multidisciplinary approach may be necessary to avoid urologic injury in such patients.

Keywords: Middle Aged, Obesity, Morbid - complications, Postmenopause, Urogenital Abnormalities - diagnosis, Uterine Hemorrhage - etiology

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923