Pediatric Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or completely missing.


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What is Pediatric Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome?

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a disorder that affects females reproductive system.

  • Females born with this condition have normal external genitalia, but have underdeveloped or completely missing vagina and uterus.
  • Females with this condition generally do not menstruate, but they often have normal breast and pubic hair development.
  • Because females with MRKH do not have a functional uterus, they cannot bear children.

What are the different types of Pediatric Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome?

There are two types of MRKH syndrome:

MRKH syndrome type 1

MRKH syndrome type 1 only affects the reproductive organs.

MRKH syndrome type 2

MRKH syndrome type 2 causes abnormalities in other areas of the body (such as kidneys, spine or heart), as well as the reproductive system.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome?

In many cases, this condition shows no symptoms during childhood. The main symptom of this condition is a teenaged female who hasn't begun menstruating.

What are the causes of Pediatric Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome?

The causes of MRKH is unknown, but is thought to be due to genetics.