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Vol. 15 - Num. 59

Clinical Reviews

Hypertrophy of labia minora. A case report

Sonia Del Pozo Arribasa, Miguel Ángel Molina Gutiérrezb

aMIR_Pediatría. Hospital Infantil La Paz. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: S Del Pozo . E-mail: sdelpozo86@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Del Pozo Arribas S, Molina Gutiérrez MA. Hypertrophy of labia minora. A case report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:246.e93-e96.

Published in Internet: 09-09-2013 - Visits: 2359052

Abstract

Labia minora hypertrophy is an uncommon condition that can occur at any age, but is most common during puberty. It is an anatomical variant of uncertain etiology, described as protruding tissue behind labia majora. Currently there are no agreed clinical criteria to define this condition. It is a benign entity whose symptoms are very varied, ranging from mild symptoms such as local irritation or problems with local hygiene, to chronic infections, pain when walking, dyspareunia or psychological and aesthetic problems.

A simple physical examination from a pediatric primary care will easily recognize this disease for the subsequent referral to the gynecology department for surgical correction.

Keywords

Hypertrophy Labia minora Puberty

 

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