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What is Vaginal atresia?

What is Vaginal atresia?

  • Vaginal atresia: A birth defect where the vagina is blocked off to varying degrees. It is often associated with syndromes such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome, Fraser syndrome and Rokitansky-Mayer-Juster-Hauser syndrome.

Vaginal atresia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Vaginal atresia, or a subtype of Vaginal atresia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Vaginal atresia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Vaginal atresia: Introduction

Types of Vaginal atresia:

Broader types of Vaginal atresia:

What causes Vaginal atresia?

Causes of Vaginal atresia: see causes of Vaginal atresia

What are the symptoms of Vaginal atresia?

Symptoms of Vaginal atresia: see symptoms of Vaginal atresia

Vaginal atresia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vaginal atresia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vaginal atresia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Vaginal atresia: see treatments for Vaginal atresia

Name and Aliases of Vaginal atresia

Main name of condition: Vaginal atresia

Other names or spellings for Vaginal atresia:

Von Mayer Rokitansky Kuster anomaly, Vagina absence of, CAUV, Congenital absence of uterus and vagina, MRK anomaly, Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome, RKH syndrome, Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome, Uterus bipartitus solidus rudimentarius cum vagina solida
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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