Double Burden: A Rare Case of Turner’s Syndrome with Concomitant Mayer-Rokitanski-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome
Maria Delina E. De Chavez, MD; Marian Capco-Dichoso, MD, FPOGS, FPREI; Ma. Ruzena Opulencia, MD, FPOGS, FPSUOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dela Salle University Medical Center
Amenorrhea is one of the most taxing cases in the field of gynecologic endocrinology. Turner’s and Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndromes are the two most common separate causes of primary amenorrhea worldwide. Presented here is a rare case of an 18-year old female with Turner’s Syndrome and concomitant Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome. The worldwide incidence of both syndromes occurring simultaneously in an individual is 1 in 15,000,000 livebirths. The index patient presents with primary amenorrhea and chromosomal analysis revealed 45,X. Transrectal ultrasound noted absence of both the uterus and the ovaries. Early detection of this rare case is important for the initiation of hormone replacement therapy. Adoption is the only option to have a child since Assisted Reproductive Technique (ART) by means of in-vitro fertilization is not applicable for patients with both of these syndromes. Parents and children must be educated regarding the limitations of current knowledge about the management of both Turner’s and Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndromes and must be given realistic expectations with respect to sexual functionand social acceptance.