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Hydrometrocolpos presenting as a huge abdominal swelling and obstructive uropathy in a 4 day old newborn: A diagnostic challenge

Birkneh Tilahun
Fitsum Woldegebriel
Zenebe Wolde
Henok Tadele


BACKGROUND: Abdominal swelling is an uncommon presentation in newborn babies. A combination of huge abdominal swelling, obstructive uropathy and imperforate hymen in newborns has not been reported in the medical literature.
CASE DETAILS: We report a 4 days old newborn with a rare presentation of hydrometrocolpos which posed a diagnostic challenge and consequently resulted in delays in diagnosis and treatment.
CONCLUSION: Hydrometrocolpos should be considered as a differential diagnosis in neonates who present with huge abdominal swelling.

KEYWORDs: Neonate, Abdominal Swelling, Hydrometrocolpos, Imperforate Hymen

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