The following is a report on a congenital vaginal malformation, imperforate vagina, in the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus. This anomaly was observed for the first time in an adult female in our research colony. There was no uterine and vaginal aplasia or atresia in her grossly normal genital tract.
Knowing when and how these abnormalities become apparent is the first step toward correcting them. She also reports back pain and dyschezia. She has never menstruated, but her breasts began developing 18 months earlier.
There are many classification systems for congenital utero-vaginal anomalies. These include:. Please Note: You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.
Vaginal anomalies are abnormal structures that are formed or not formed during the prenatal development of the female reproductive system and are rare congenital defects that result in an abnormal or absent vagina. Oftentimes vaginal anomalies are part of a cluster of defects or syndromes. In addition, inheritance can play a part as can prenatal exposure to some teratogens.
Correspondence Address : Dr. Pratiksha Yadav Dr. Uterine congenital anomalies are clinically relevant because these are associated with increased incidences of infertility and menstrual disorder.
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Of 68, gynaecological cases seen during the past decade, only 25 had congenital malformations of the vaginal tract. The different types of congenital malformations, their presentation and management is presented JPMA Causes of most vaginal atresia are obscure. Three possible origins of such defects in XX females are familial transmission, teratogenic interference around 37th day and expression of recessive trait.
Most congenital anomalies of the vagina are rare. Vaginal anomalies include vaginal agenesis, obstruction, duplication, and fusion. Duplication and fusion anomalies have numerous manifestations eg, as 2 uteri, 2 cervices, and 2 vaginas, or 2 uteri with 1 cervix and 1 vagina.