Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2021; 81(12): 1307-1328
DOI: 10.1055/a-1471-4781
GebFra Science

Diagnosis and Therapy of Female Genital Malformations (Part 1). Guideline of the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG (S2k Level, AWMF Registry Number 015/052, May 2019)

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Peter Oppelt
1   Universitätsklinik für Gynäkologie, Geburtshilfe & gynäkologische Endokrinologie, Kepler Universitätsklinikum Linz, Austria
Helge Binder
1   Universitätsklinik für Gynäkologie, Geburtshilfe & gynäkologische Endokrinologie, Kepler Universitätsklinikum Linz, Austria
Jacques Birraux
2   Klinik für Kinderchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Genf, Genf, Switzerland
Sara Brucker
3   Universitäts-Frauenklinik, Tübingen, Germany
Irene Dingeldein
4   Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Insel Spital, Bern, Switzerland
Ruth Draths
5   Frauenpraxis Buchenhof, Sursee, Switzerland
Felicitas Eckoldt
6   Klinik für Kinderchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Jena, Germany
Ulrich Füllers
7   Gynäkologische Tagesklinik, Krefeld, Germany
Olaf Hiort
8   Hormonzentrum für Kinder und Jugendliche – Lübeck, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany
Dorit Hoffmann
9   Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Kantonsspital Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Markus Hoopmann
3   Universitäts-Frauenklinik, Tübingen, Germany
Jürgen Hucke
10   Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Agaplesion Bethesda Krankenhaus, Wuppertal, Germany
Matthias Korell
11   Klinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Johanna Etienne Krankenhaus, Neuss, Germany
Maritta Kühnert
12   Klinik für Geburtshilfe und Perinatalmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Barbara Ludwikowski
13   Klinik für Kinderchirurgie und -urologie, Kinder- und Jugendkrankenhaus auf der Bult, Hannover, Germany
Hans-Joachim Mentzel
14   Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Jena, Germany
Dan mon OʼDey
15   Klinik für Plastische, Rekonstruktive und Ästhestische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie, Luisenspital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Katharina Rall
3   Universitäts-Frauenklinik, Tübingen, Germany
Michael Riccabona
16   Klinische Abteilung für Kinderradiologie, Universitätsklinikum Graz, Graz, Austria
Stefan Rimbach
17   Abteilung für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Krankenhaus Agatharied, Hausham, Germany
Norbert Schäffeler
18   Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Sandra Shavit
19   Klinik für Kinderchirurgie, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, Switzerland
Raimund Stein
20   Zentrum für Kinder-, Jugend- und Rekonstruktive Urologie, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Boris Utsch
21   Abteilung für Allgemeine Pädiatrie und Neonatologie, Universitätsklinikum Gießen/Marburg, Gießen, Germany
Rene Wenzl
22   Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Medizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
Peter Wieacker
23   Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Münster, Germany
Mazen Zeino
24   Universitätsklinik für Kinderchirurgie, Insel Spital, Bern, Switzerland
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Objectives Female genital malformations may take the form of individual entities, they may involve neighboring organs or they may occur in the context of complex syndromes. Given the anatomical structures of the vulva, vagina, uterus and adnexa, the clinical picture of malformations may vary greatly. Depending on the extent of the malformation, organs of the urinary system or associated malformations may also be involved.

Methods This S2k-guideline was developed by representative members from different medical specialties and professions as part of the guidelines program of the DGGG, SGGG and OEGGG. The recommendations and statements were developed using a structured consensus process with neutral moderation and voted on.

Recommendations The guideline is the first comprehensive presentation of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for female genital malformations. Additional chapters on classifications and transition were included.

Publication History

Received: 28 March 2021
Received: 02 December 2020

Accepted: 28 March 2021

Article published online:
08 December 2021

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