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Vaginal bleeding in a misdiagnosed Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome
  1. Mireia Tugues1,
  2. Bernardo Nuñez2 and
  3. Raquel Corripio1
  1. 1Department of Pediatric Endocrine, Parc Tauli Foundation-UAB University Institute, Sabadell, Catalunya, Spain
  2. 2Surgery Pediatric Department, Parc Tauli Foundation-UAB University Institute, Sabadell, Catalunya, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Raquel Corripio; rcorripio{at}


The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a spectrum of anomalies arising from incomplete development of the Müllerian ducts, is characterised by congenital aplasia of the uterus and upper part of the vagina, often in the absence of other phenotypical abnormalities. We report the case of a 13-year-old girl referred to our endocrinology unit after an incidental finding of uterine agenesis during laparoscopy to correct suspected ovarian torsion. Initial transabdominal ultrasonography found no uterus. Given her normal secondary sex characteristics, karyotype and hormone profile, MRKH syndrome was initially diagnosed. However, after vaginal bleeding compatible with menstruation, repeat transabdominal ultrasonography and MRI revealed a left-deviated unicornuate uterus.

  • urinary and genital tract disorders
  • reproductive medicine
  • congenital disorders

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  • Contributors MT, BN and RC participated equally in patient’s avaluation, MT and RC did the manuscript redaction and RC funding to publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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