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Archives of gynecology

, Volume 240, Issue 1, pp 1–8 | Cite as

Unilateral renal agenesis associated with ipsilateral blind vagina

  • P. Acién
  • E. Armiñana
  • E. Garcia-Ontiveros
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Summary

All cases of unilateral renal agenesis are associated with an ipsilateral blind vagina except when there is agenesis of a urogenital ridge. Herlyn-Werner sndrome and some Gärtner's duct cysts or Wolffian remnants also represent a blind vagina and lend support to the idea that the caudal segments of the Wolffian ducts participate in the formation of the human vagina.

Key words

Unilateral renal agenesis Unilateral imperforated or blind vagina Wolffian ducts remnants Genital tract malformations Urinary anomalies Vaginal anomalies Embryology of the human vagina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Acién
    • 1
  • E. Armiñana
    • 1
  • E. Garcia-Ontiveros
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical SchoolUniversity of Alicante, General Hospital of ElcheAlicanteSpain

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