Objective: In dealing with persistent Mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS), excision of Mullerian duct remnant (MDR) has been rarely mentioned in the past, but recent discussions have taken place. This study aimed to evaluate the operative feasibility and outcomes. Materials and methods: Three patients with PMDS operated on with excision of MDR between 2000 and 2009 were enrolled. Medical records were retrospectively collected and reviewed. Results: Bilateral undescended testis was manifested in all cases. Two patients presented with incarcerated hernia, requiring emergency herniorrhaphy at the ages of 6 months and 10 days, respectively. Reconstruction comprising simultaneous MDR excision and orchiopexy was made at the age of 1 year. MDR was incidentally found in another patient during operation for undescended testis. Immediate reconstruction was accomplished. Follow-up periods were 12.0, 3.5, and 2.5 years, respectively. Worse outcomes were noted on the two testes with repeated operations for incarcerated hernias, whereas the outcomes on the other four testes with a single operation were favorable. Conclusions: Excision of MDR is technically feasible, and provides favorable outcomes in cases of a single operation. For experienced surgeons, immediate reconstruction should be the priority when this abnormality is incidentally encountered at an age suitable for orchiopexy.
- Inguinal hernia
- Mullerian duct anomaly
- Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome
- Undescended testis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health