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Association of Renal Agenesis and Mullerian Duct Anomalies

Li, Saying; Qayyum, Aliya; Coakley, Fergus V.; Hricak, Hedvig

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November-December 2000 - Volume 24 - Issue 6 - p 829-834

Purpose The purpose of this work was to determine the association of renal agenesis with the different types of mullerian duct anomalies (MDAs).

Method A 5 year retrospective review of MR records identified 57 patients with MDAs. Associated renal anomalies were correlated with the various types of MDAs.

Results Renal agenesis was found in 17 (29.8%) of 57 patients. No other renal anomalies were identified. Renal agenesis was more frequent in patients with uterus didelphys (13/16 cases). Renal agenesis was also seen in patients with uterine agenesis (2/5 cases) and unicornuate uterus (2/7 cases). All 11 cases of obstructed uterus didelphys were associated with renal agenesis ipsilateral to the side of the obstructing transverse hemivaginal septum.

Conclusion Renal agenesis is more commonly seen in uterus didelphys than in other types of MDAs. Renal agenesis in patients with uterus didelphys is often ipsilateral to an obstructing, transverse, hemivaginal septum.

From the Departments of Radiology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (S. Li, A. Qayyum), and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (F. V. Coakley, H. Hricak), U.S.A.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. H. Hricak at Department of Radiology, Box 29, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021, U.S.A. E-mail:

© 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.