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Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome – Familiar Occurrence
Article published in Urologia Polska 2008/61/3.


Grzegorz Kudela, Miros³aw Mikosiñski, Wojciech Utrata, El¿bieta Kuleta-Bosak, Barbara Kalina-Faska, Tomasz Koszutski
Oddzia³ Urologii Dzieciêcej Górno¶l±skiego Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka w Katowicach
Zak³ad Radiologii Górno¶l±skiego Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka w Katowicach
Klinika Endokrynologii Dzieciêcej Górno¶l±skiego Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka w Katowicach


persistent müllerian duct disorders of sex development cryptorchidism


Persistent müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS) is a rare entity in which fallopian tubes, uterus and upper part of the vagina are present
in normally virilized XY patients. Transverse testicular ectopia is often associated with persistence of müllerian remnants. The authors
report two brothers with PMDS and review the literature. PMDS should be considered in boys with cryptorchidism. Because of the
high risk of malignancy, the testes should be mobilized into the scrotum or into another palpable position. The müllerian structures
left in situ should be monitored because the risk of malignancy exists although it is low.


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Grzegorz Kudela
Oddzia³ Urologii Dzieciêcej
Górno¶l±skiego Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka
ul. Medyków 16
40-752 Katowice
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