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Rare surgery performed on woman suffering from cervical dysgenesis by the University Hospital Sharjah

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Rare surgery performed on woman suffering from cervical dysgenesis by the University Hospital Sharjah

First-of-its-kind surgery in the UAE involves Cervix reformation (Re-Canalization)


The University Hospital of Sharjah (UHS) has created history after performing a critical surgery successfully on a female patient who is in her 30s. The patient was suffering from congenital cervical stenosis, a condition characterized by a completely blocked cervix with severe pain and irregular menstrual cycle.

Her laboratory tests and X-rays assured that she was suffering from a congenital abnormality in the reproductive system with cervical dysgenesis and an absence of the cervix, leading to a complete cervix blockage and irregular menstrual cycle which prevented the menstrual blood from leaving the body and regressing into the abdominal cavity, resulting in the formation of blood bags, adhesions and peritonitis.

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Zayed, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at UHS, and his team arranged for an urgent and critical surgery on the patient. During the surgery, the medical team successfully connected the uterus to the reproductive system. In less than 48 hours post-surgery the patient was discharged from the hospital fully recovered  Only highly qualified international experts and specialized doctors can perform this precise surgical intervention due to its complexity and the need for accuracy. With this achievement, Dr. Zayed has shown once again his ability to lead such a highly complex operation that comprises several stages.  

Cervical dysgenesis is a congenital abnormality in the female reproductive system which causes the patient to lose the cervix and the connection structure between the uterus and the vagina. The surgical intervention, which mainly aims to connect the uterus and the vagina, includes many precise steps and delicate procedures.  

Dr. Ali Obaid Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Board of Trustees, University Hospital of Sharjah, said: “As part of our continuous commitment to enhanced healthcare services, the UHS has made sure to employ only the best of the best in the medical field. Our team of doctors of various disciplines is well-respected. Our surgeons are particularly trained to perform delicate procedures and highly complex interventions as evidenced by this latest success story. We laud Dr. Zayed and his medical staff for the successful outcome of the operation achieved using the latest medical equipment. Because of their expertise, they have ended the patient’s suffering and enabled her to return to her normal life. She is set to recover in record time.” 

The UHS is a well-known health institution renowned for its exceptional medical expertise and application of the latest medical methodologies and practices. Its probe for excellence is part of its ambitious vision to become one of the leading providers of healthcare services at the local and regional levels.