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Hydrometrocolpos from a low vaginal atresia: An uncommon cause of neonatal intestinal and urinary obstruction

SO Ekenze
HU Ezegwui


Neonatal hydrometrocolpos is a rare condition that follows congenital vaginal obstruction. Association with urinary obstruction and upper tract dilatation has been reported in some cases. Obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract without a coexisting bowel anomaly can also occur, but this is very rare. In some cases, preoperative diagnosis may be difficult. We describe our experience with a rare case of huge hydrometrocolpos presenting as neonatal intestinal and urinary obstruction.

African Journal of Paediatric Surgery Vol. 5 (1) 2008: pp. 42-45