Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome

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May·er-Ro·ki·tan·sky-Küs·ter-Hau·ser syn·drome

(mī'yĕr rō-kĭ-ton'skē kēs'tĕr hoyz'er),
primary amenorrhea due to müllerian duct agenesis, resulting in absence of the vagina, or presence of a short vaginal pouch, and absence of the uterus with normal karyotype and ovaries.

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome

A female-limited, autosomal dominant embryopathy (OMIM:277000) characterised by impaired müllerian duct differentiation, resulting in a rudimentary and cordlike uterus and vaginal agenesis with normal ovaries and normal femininising puberty, as well as primary amenorrhoea due to müllerian duct agenesis due to the defective uterus.

Frequency
1:5000 live female births.

Molecular pathology
LHX1, which encodes a homeobox transcription factor that plays a key role in the development of the renal and urogenital systems, is a candidate gene for Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome.

Hauser,

G.A., 20th century German gynecologist.
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome - see under Mayer, Paul
Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome - Synonym(s): Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome

Küster,

Herman, early 20th century German gynecologist.
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome - see under Mayer, Paul
Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome - Synonym(s): Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome

Mayer,

Paul, German histologist, 1848-1923.
Mayer hemalum stain - a progressive nuclear stain also used as a counterstain.
Mayer mucicarmine stain
Mayer mucihematein stain
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome - congenital absence of the vagina. Synonym(s): Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome

Rokitansky,

Karl Freiherr von, Austrian pathologist, 1804-1878.
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome - see under Mayer, Paul
Rokitansky disease - (1) Synonym(s): acute yellow atrophy of the liver - (2) Chiari syndrome
Rokitansky diverticulum
Rokitansky hernia - separation of the muscular fibers of the bowel allowing protrusion of a sac of the mucous membrane.
Rokitansky kidney
Rokitansky pelvis - Synonym(s): spondylolisthetic pelvis
Rokitansky tumor
Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses - small outpocketings of the mucosa of the gallbladder which extend through the muscular layer.
Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome - Synonym(s): Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome
References in periodicals archive ?
The doctor referred her for hospital tests, which found Cheryl had a congenital condition called Mullerian Agenesis or MRKH which affects one in 5,000 women.
Some cases of apparent imperforate hymen are actually mullerian agenesis, and that possibility should be in the differential diagnosis, David M.
He described one case of a 12-year-old girl who had three hymenectomies for what turned out to be mullerian agenesis.
In fact, she had mullerian agenesis and was missing the uterus and the upper vaginal system.
In addition to mullerian agenesis, several other conditions should be in the differential, he said.
The work-up should include serum testosterone--which differentiates between mullerian agenesis and androgen insensitivity--and ultrasound or MRI imaging.
Women with mullerian agenesis have normal 46XX chromosomes, normal external genitalia, normal ovarian function, and normal thelarche and pubarche.