Teen operated for extremely rare vaginal condition

Multi-specialty team of Gynecologists from International Modern Hospital perform a rare keyhole surgery on a 14 year old teen

Dubai, October 23rd:When Aliyah visited her Gynecologist for terrible abdominal pain, little did she know about her rare congenital condition.Uterus didelphys is a condition wherein a female has a double uterus. Dr.NikitaTrehan, Specialist Gynecologist at International Modern Hospital stated “Aliyah had one side of her uterus blocked leading to menstrual blood flowing back from the blocked side into the abdomen.In other words, from one uterus she had blood coming out normally through her vagina but from the blocked side the menstrual blood was spilling back in the wrong direction leading to extreme pain. Blood collection inside her abdomen could permanently damage her tubes and ovaries which could lead to infertility later in her life. Furthermore, wrongful diagnosis by many Doctors could lead to recurrence of the symptoms eventually ’’

“She was suffering from a rare congenital condition called as Uterus didelphys, where the uterus is present as a paired organ. In a normal female the uterus starts out as two small tubes. As the fetus develops, the tubes normally join to create one larger, hollow organ – the uterus. Sometimes, however, the tubes don’t join completely. Instead, each one develops into a separate structure. A double uterus may have one opening (cervix) into one vagina, or each uterine cavity may have a cervix. Ms.Aliyah‘s case was extremely rare wherein she had 2 vaginas, 2 cervixes & 2 uteruses. One side of her thin Cervix was blocked, usually to correct such a vaginal abnormality;the virginity is compromised (which is usually not acceptable to most parents anywhere in the world). But our multi-disciplinary team successfully operated on the patient without rupturing the hymen and corrected the anomaly“, stated world renowned Gyne surgeon, Dr.Hafeez Rahman – Chairman (Sunrise Group of Hospitals) & Specialist Gynecologist at International Modern Hospital.

“This type of surgery has never before been reported in the world and will be valuable for a lot of young girls with such an anomaly where they can preserve the hymen which is of importance in this part of the world. Lot of uterine anomalies and vaginal anomalies including complete absence of vagina are today correctable in Dubai which a few years back had to be performed outside the UAE. All these surgeries are done by keyhole approach which of course has advantages such as smaller incisions, lesser blood loss, and faster recovery ‘’ stated Dr.Kishan Pakkal, CEO at International Modern Hospital.