Doctors in Udaipur were stunned to find female reproductive organs in a 22-year-old man’s body while treating him for undescended testicles. Surgeons effectively detached a uterus, ovaries, and cervix from the man, who does not wish to be named. The patient’s condition is improving after the surgery and now he wants to get wedded.
“It was a first such surgery for me as only around 400 such cases are recorded in medical history. As a gynae-surgeon, I know a woman’s body structure and the placement of the organs in it, but here the challenge was removing a womb from a man’s body,” said senior gynecologist Dr Shilpa Goyal, reported HT.
Goyal, along with urologist Dr Manish Bhatt, did the surgery at GBH American Hospital. The patient was suffering from Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS), an infrequent genetic disorder of sexual development.
Men with this disorder have both male and female reproductive organs. The affected men have the normal male chromosomes (46, XY) and outer male genitalia.
Undescended testes and fleshy hernia are the first signs of the disorder typically. The uterus and fallopian tubes get discovered during treatment.
“It’s usually diagnosed in people aged 18 months to 29 years,” said Dr Shilpa.
The man’s parents were aware of his undescended testicles since his birth. They went to get the condition treated now as they plan to get him married.