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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

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

1 Sub-Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

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Sebastian O Ekenze
Department of Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.41637

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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.

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