In a rare case of genetic disorder uterus and ovaries were found in the body of a man in Udaipur. Doctors operated on the 22-year-old man for undescended testicles but found female reproductive organs instead of the male testicles. The surgeons removed a uterus, ovaries and cervix from the man who requested to be unnamed. Doctors have reported this to be a rare case of Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS) which is a disorder of sexual development. The man had both male and female reproductive organs inside him, and the female organs were in the abdomen area. Transgender man is pregnant with his gay husband! See pictures of his baby bump.
Dr Shilpa Goyal, a gynaecologist in Udaipur, operated on the man along with urologist Dr Manish Bhatt in this rare case. The doctors performed the surgery at GBH American Hospital, and the man has finally been devoid of the female reproductive organs. The 22–year-old Udaipur man is now hopeful of marrying someone, and this was the reason he went for the operation of his undescended testicles. PMDS is a rare genetic disorder, and the first symptoms of this health issue are undescended testes and fleshy hernia.
Senior Gynaecologist Dr Shilpa Goyal who conducted the surgery said, “It was a first such surgery for me as only around 400 such cases are recorded in medical history. As a GYN surgeon, I know a woman’s body structure and the placement of the organs in it, but here the challenge was removing a womb from a man’s body.” This disorder is usually detected in people in the age group of 18-months to 29 years.
Men with Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome have both male and female reproductive organs. This is mainly because the Müllerian duct that forms the uterus and fallopian tubes in the foetus do not break down and the men with this issue have the normal male chromosomes (46, XY) and external male genitalia. The uterus and fallopian tubes are usually discovered during the treatment of the undescended testicles, as it was in this case.