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Turk J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun;16(2):140-142. doi: 10.4274/tjod.galenos.2019.32956. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Asymptomatic microperforated transverse vaginal septum presenting with primary infertility: a rare form of mullerian anomaly.

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Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, İzmir, Turkey.
Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, İzmir, Turkey.


Transverse vaginal septum is a rare type of mullerian anomaly resulting from failure of the canalization of the vaginal plate at the point where the urogenital sinus meets the mullerian duct and usually presents at menarche with symptoms of outflow tract obstruction. Instead, patients with a perforated septum often have normal menses and usually present with difficulties with intercourse or infertility. A 24-year-old patient with 5 years of infertility is reported. Following assessment, isolated microperforated transverse vaginal septum (U0C0V3 according to the new classification system of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology/European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy for congenital uterine anomalies) was detected with no additional urogenital anomaly and simple excision of the septum and end-to-end vaginal anastomosis was performed. The patient became pregnant spontaneously 2 months after the operation when sexual intercourse was permitted. Transverse vaginal septum, which presented itself with no clinical findings and only primary infertility, is discussed with a review of the existing literature.


Transverse vaginal septum; congenital malformation; infertility

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Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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