Woman born with half a vagina reveals how she learned to live with rare condition

Kelly Smith, 22, from Bristol, was born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome which left her without a uterus or vagina.
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The objective was to provide a minimally invasive neovaginoplasty technique to construct a nearly physiological vagina to facilitate sexual functioning and appropriate vaginal length in patients with congenital vaginal agenesis. This is a retrospective study at a tertiary care hospital. 52 patients with congenital vaginal agenesis owing to Mayer-Rokitansky-K üster-Hauser syndrome or androgen insensitivity syndrome presented for vaginal reconstruction. Modified McIndoe vaginoplasty was done in all patients between 2010 and 2018using a vaginal mold created with glove, nonadherent petroleum gauze, and Interceed absorbabl...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Instruments and Techniques Source Type: research
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune syndrome in young women that is often accompanied by an ovarian teratoma (NMDAR-E teratoma). A prevailing theory implicates that the generation of autoantibodies to NMDAR on neurons in the central nervous system is triggered by neuroglial tissue in the associated teratoma. The histopathology of NMDAR-E teratomas has not been fully elucidated but limited studies have focused on alterations in neuroglial tissues and immune cell populations. We hypothesized that evidence of antibody generation in NMDAR-E teratomas could be detected by colocalized neurogl...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
​BY DHIMITRI A. NIKOLLA, DO; BRENDAN A. MICCIO; MELODY L. MILLIRON; &BRETT FOREHAND, MD, PHDA 49-year-old woman with a past medical history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain. She said the pain radiated to her chest and had been intermittent for six months, but it had been progressively worsening over the previous three weeks. Her pain was exacerbated by eating, and was associated with early satiety and nausea. She complained of a 30-pound weight loss over the preceding three months.Her vital signs included a blood pressure of 116/80 mm Hg, a heart rate...
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This spring, 31-year-old Heather Bankos donated her uterus through a research program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, becoming about the 70th woman to do so worldwide. Bankos does not know the identity of her recipient, but most women in Baylor’s program have Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a congenital condition that occurs in females, leading to an underdeveloped or absent uterus. Bankos, who lives in Pennsylvania and has three kids of her own (ages 8, 6 and 3), explains why she wanted to donate her uterus, and what she hopes it brings to its recipient. —Jamie Ducharme, TIME staff...
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ConclusionThis is the first report of combined oocyte retrieval and vaginoplasty for patients with MRKH syndrome. The approach was found to be feasible in patients with a desire for future fertility. It is our belief that physicians treating patients with MRKH should refer patients to centers with expertise in both vaginoplasty and assisted reproductive technology.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
To evaluate the treatment of patients with Mayer-Rokitansky K üster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome with a combination of oocyte retrieval and surgical vaginoplasty in a single laparoscopic procedure.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Zhao L, Shan J, Zhou Y, Zhao Y, Jin H, Xie Z Abstract PMID: 31089085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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To describe a McIndoe procedure technique for surgical management of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome with the use of Nile tilapia skin as a scaffold for the proliferation of new vaginal epithelium.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Video Source Type: research
Kayla Edwards, 27, from Dallas, Texas, was born with MRKH, a congenital malformation that left her without a uterus. Five women are pregnant from transplanted uteri and two have given birth.
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(Abstracted from Lancet 2018;392:2697–2704) Infertility is common and affects about 10% to 15% of couples. In such couples, 1 in 500 women has infertility due to uterine causes, with uterine agenesis (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser [MRKH] syndrome), or due to hysterectomy, malformation, or the sequelae of infection or surgery.
Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: OBSTETRICS: ETHICS, MEDICOLEGAL ISSUES, AND PUBLIC POLICY Source Type: research
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