Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome: Sonographic and Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging Findings of This Rare Urogenital Anomaly
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Publication date: 2018-02-02
Pol J Radiol, 2017; 82: 216-219
Background: Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome is a rare congenital urogenital anomaly characterised by uterus didelphys with blind hemivagina and ipsilateral renal agenesis. Children usually have progressive pelvic pain after menarche, palpable mass due to hemihaemato(metro)colpos or pelvic inflammatory disease. The diagnosis usually requires a suspicion of this rare genitourinary syndrome.
Case Reports: We present ultrasonography and MR imaging findings of this rare anomaly in two cases.
Conclusions: Early recognition of this rare syndrome can lead to an immediate, proper surgical intervention and is necessary to prevent complications and preserve future fertility. Ultrasound and MR imaging findings can collectively delineate uterine morphology, indicate the absence of ipsilateral kidney and show obstructed hemivagina.
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