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Perinatología y reproducción humana

On-line version ISSN 2524-1710Print version ISSN 0187-5337


OSTIA-GARZA, Patricia J.; JIMENEZ-DIAZ, Luis D.  and  PLAZA-BENHUMEA, Lautaro. MURCS association: case report in a female newborn. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2022, vol.36, n.2, pp.56-60.  Epub Dec 01, 2022. ISSN 2524-1710.


MURCS refers to the preferential association of müllerian duct and kidney aplasia and cervicothoracic vertebrae anomalies. Of unknown etiology, it is usually sporadic.


To describe newborn female case of MURCS with additional anomalies and to discuss possible pathogenetic mechanisms and etiology.


The spectrum of MURCS is unknown. Vertebral, urogenital and anal defects can be explained by abnormal interactions between the embryonic precursors that show a close spatial relationship during early development: paraxial (spine), intermediate (ureters, kidney), and lateral mesoderm (coelomic epithelium: adrenal glands, ovaries, uterus; uro-rectal septum: anus). We emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary care, including a clinical geneticist in the care of patients with these characteristics.

Keywords : MURCS; Recurrence; Müllerian duct; Congenital abnormalities; Scoliosis.

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