Suffering from a strange medical condition, a 22-year-old man suffering from Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS) underwent an unusual surgery on Wednesday, when doctors successfully removed a uterus, ovaries and cervix from his abdomen.
The man was suffering from Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS), a rare genetic disorder of sexual development.
Men with this disorder have both male and female reproductive organs because the Müllerian duct, from which uterus and fallopian tubes are derived during development of the foetus, fails to break down during early development in the womb. The affected men have the normal male chromosomes (46, XY) and external male genitalia.
Doctors in Udaipur were shocked when they found female reproductive organs inside the man, who does not want his identity to be revealed and is being treated for undescended testicles (when testes fail to drop into the scrotum).
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Men with PMDS have normal male reproductive organs and normal male external genitalia, but they also have a uterus and fallopian tubes (female reproductive organs).
Senior gynaecologist Dr Shilpa Goyal told Hindustan Times,
“It was a first such surgery for me as only around 400 such cases are recorded in medical history. As a gynae-surgeon, I know a woman’s body structure and the placement of the organs in it, but here the challenge was removing a womb from a man’s body,” said Dr. Goyal
She, along with urologist Dr Manish Bhatt, performed the surgery at GBH American Hospital.
The patient is now recovering and wishes to get married. Hope he returns to normalcy and leads a happy life!
Information source: hindustantimes
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