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A rare case of two transverse vaginal septae in an adolescent patient.


1Rhea Monina Z. Polintag Author
2Rena Cristina  K. Malaya Co-Author

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Department of Obstetrics an Gynecology - Batangas Medical Center Authors Affiliation

Publication Information

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Publication Sub Type:
Case report
Philippine Journal of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Publication Date:
December 2016
Philippine Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Inc.


A transverse vaginal septum can develop at any level in the vagina, presumably caused by failure of absorption of the tissue that separates the junction between the vaginal plate and the caudal end of the fused mullerian ducts, or by complete failure of fusion of these two embryologic components of the vagina. Reported incidences vary up to 1 in 72,000, with occurrence of 46% in the upper vagina, 35-40% in the midvagina, and 14-19% in the lower vagina. But what are the odds of having two vaginal septae? This report discusses a rare case of an adolescent presenting with the classic signs and symptoms of having a transverse vaginal septum, but on surgical correction was found to have not only one, but two vaginal septae.

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Philippine Society of Reproductive Medicine 6329209565 Abstract Print Format


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