Gianmaria Barresi

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term outcome of an optimized minimally invasive neovaginoplasty technique in vaginal agenesis. DESIGN Combined retrospective and prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PARTICIPANTS 240 patients with congenital vaginal agenesis. INTERVENTIONS Patients with an indication for neovagina creation underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the histologic and immunohistochemical structure of uterine rudiments focusing on the endometrium in a representative group of patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome compared with a control group. DESIGN Prospective comparative study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Forty-two patients with MRKH(More)
BACKGROUND The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is characterized by congenital aplasia of the uterus and the upper part of the vagina in women who usually have normal ovaries and a 46, XX karyotype. MRKH can occur as an isolated form (type I) or in combination with various malformations as a syndromic or a type II MRKH. To date, in most of the(More)
BACKGROUND The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is present in at least 1 out of 4,500 female live births and is the second most common cause for primary amenorrhea. It is characterized by vaginal and uterine aplasia in an XX individual with normal secondary characteristics. It has long been considered a sporadic anomaly, but familial(More)
OBJECTIVE To find a potential underlying cause for Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) discordance in monozygotic twins. DESIGN Prospective comparative study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Our study genetically analyzed 5 MRKHS-discordant monozygotic twin pairs with the unique opportunity to include saliva and rudimentary uterine(More)
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