Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome: JJ doctors remove uterus from a man's body
Doctors at the JJ government hospital have removed female uterus from a 29 years old man's body. This condition is a rare form of Mullerian Duct Anomaly and is termed as Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS). Mullerian Duct Anomaly (MDA) is a rare congenital reproductive malfunction which leads to infertility in both males and females.
According to the doctors, the patient came for infertility treatment was found to have non-functioning female reproductive organs including the uterus inside the man's body which was detected by the doctors after doing a full body scan. The doctors surgically removed the unwanted organs on June 26 under the supervision of Dr Venkat Gite, head of the urology department at the hospital.
The condition is so rare that so far only 200 such cases have been found, Dr Venkat Gite told PTI, ND KRK KRK. "We removed a non-functional womb (uterus), fallopian tubes, cervix and partial vagina from his body. His recovery is good," he adds.
"As per my information, so far only 200 such cases have been found. This condition is called Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome," he said. "The body scan showed that the patient's testes were still in the abdomen. There is a surgical solution for this. But when we started the operation, we found a uterus-like structure inside," Dr. Gite said.
"MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan showed that he also had parts of other female reproductive organs such as fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina," Gite said.
Though the surgery was a success, the man would not be able to have children as he suffers from azoospermia, where the semen contains no sperm, the doctor said.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) PMDS is a disorder of sexual development that affects males. Males with this disorder have normal male reproductive organs, though they also have a uterus and fallopian tubes, which are female reproductive organs.