Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome

Who should I speak with regarding treatment for persistent Mullerian duct syndrome?

People seeking treatment information about persistent Müllerian duct syndrome are encouraged to speak with a urologist (a physician who specializes in problems of the urinary tract and male reproductive organs). Your health care provider may be able to recommend a urologist in your area who may have knowledge of this condition.

The Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association, has a "Find a Urologist" feature on their Web site, which can be searched by location and specialty.

The Society for Pediatric Urology has a Membership Directory which can be searched by name or location.

We also recommend you view our fact sheet "How to Find Disease Specialist" which includes information about how to find a healthcare professional with experience in a specific condition.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might persistent Mullerian duct syndrome be treated?

Treatment for persistent Mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS) may involve surgery to place the testes within the scrotum and to remove Müllerian structures. Treatment aims to prevent the two main complications: cancer and infertility.

Surgery to place the testes within the scrotum (orchidopexy) is recommended due to the risk of cancer otherwise. Whether to remove Müllerian structures has been controversial in the past. Authors of more recent articles have recommended removing Müllerian structures due to increasing reports of cancer, and because they can also cause discomfort and hematuria (blood in the urine). It has been suggested that surgery should be done between the ages of one and two years to reduce the risk of damaging the vas deferens. Orchidopexy and removal of Mullerian structures should be done at the same time or as a staged procedure if needed.

Some causes of infertility (whether present at birth or due to surgical treatment) may be treatable by extracting sperm from the testicles and using assisted reproductive technology (ART).

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: AIS-DSD Support Group P.O. Box 2148
Duncan, OK, 75354-2148, United States
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Name: Accord Alliance 531 Route 22 East #244
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