ASRM Announces Introduction of Interactive Müllerian Anomalies Tool
Nov 02, 2021
Origin: ASRM Bulletin
Common language, interactivity, and greater diagnostic options embedded in this updated classification system set a new standard for cross-discipline diagnoses and patient education.
"We wanted an identifiable and scientific basis for this tool," said Samantha Pfeifer, M.D., ASRM Board member and task force leader. "This first-of-its-kind interactive tool will educate providers on presentation, diagnosis, and management, and the findings will be applicable to providers across disciplines. We want radiologists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, gynecologists, and others to use it so everyone is speaking the same language.”
The previous AFS müllerian anomalies classifications in 1988 only addressed uterine anomalies. ASRM's new interactive identification tool includes cervical and vaginal anomalies, as well as other complex anomalies. "We are proud to be bringing this important tool to the reproductive medical community. Our hope is that it will assist physicians in providing a diagnosis and treatment plan for their patients more quickly," said Hugh Taylor, M.D., Immediate Past President of ASRM.
The new müllerian anomalies tool is available to ASRM members via the ASRM website using a desktop or tablet. It is also planned to incorporate the MAC2021 into education, training, and fellowship curricula.
More information about this tool, as well as the work that went into creating it, can be found in the article "ASRM müllerian anomalies classification 2021" in ASRM's journal Fertility and Sterility.