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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 207-210

Imperforate hymen: Varied presentation, new associations, and management

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Raghu Sampally Ramareddy
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.214451

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Aim: Imperforate hymen is an isolated and sporadic event. The aim of this study was to report varied clinical and management problems of consecutive imperforate hymen in children and to compare the genetic review with literature. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of eight consecutive imperforate hymen children admitted during 2010–2015. Results: Among eight girls, two were infants and six were in the adolescent group. Clinical presentations included varied degree of genitourinary obstruction (7) and incidental finding (1). Genetic analysis of imperforate hymen suggested sporadic event (5), associations (2), and syndromic (1). Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the level of obstruction. Hymenectomy was done in neonate (1), adolescent (6), and one has been under observation. Abdominoperineal pull-through was done in concomitant proximal vaginal atresia. Conclusions: Hymen development origin is variable and complex. Imperforate hymen is rarely a part of systemic/genetic anomaly. Genital examination at birth or during puberty is mandatory which often guides the timing of hymenectomy and prevents the sequelae of imperforate hymen. Hymenectomy is ideal during puberty and resolves all genitourinary obstructions.


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