During an embryo’s development, structures known as the mullerian ducts form the fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and upper vagina. If development of the mullerian ducts becomes disrupted in the embryo, mullerian duct anomalies can develop. Malformations can include a wide range of conditions, including vaginal agenesis , an absent uterus, minor uterine cavity anomalies, duplication or obstruction.
A girl with mullerian anomalies will likely have normal external genitalia and functioning ovaries. Most mullerian duct anomalies typically aren’t diagnosed until a girl reaches. Depending on the severity of the anomaly, treatment can be highly successful.
North Shore-LIJ gynecologists are experienced in the diagnosis and surgical repair of mullerian duct anomalies. For more information on mullerian duct anomalies or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York at 516-390-9258. For an emergency call 911 or go to the Cohen Children's Medical Center Emergency Room.