Dubai: A 13-year-old girl with two sets of reproductive organs underwent “rarest of rare” surgeries at a Dubai hospital to separate her organs and relieve her of excruciating pain, doctors said on Sunday.
Medical investigations carried out on Mahra (name changed), the young UAE resident, an expatriate from Comoros Islands found that she had two uterus, two vaginas and two cervixes.
The patient has been discharged and recovered well.
Explaining the anomaly, Dr Rahman explained: “In a normal female, the uterus starts out as two small tubes, as you know a female is born with two set of ovaries. However, as the pregnancy progresses and the foetus develops, the tubes normally fuse to create one larger, hollow organ — the uterus. Sometimes, however, the tubes don’t fuse completely. Instead, each one develops into a separate structure. A double uterus may have one opening (cervix) into one vagina, or each uterine cavity may have a cervix. In this, case which is extremely rare, the patient had two vaginas, two cervixes and two uteruses.”