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Vol. 15 - Num. 60

Clinical Reviews

Hematocolpos secondary to imperforate hymen. Rare cause of abdominal mass

M.ª Teresa Jarabo Garcíaa, JI García Moránb

aMédico de Familia. CS de San Lorenzo de la Parrilla. Cuenca. España.
bMédico de Familia. CS de Belmonte. Cuenca. España.

Correspondence: MT Jarabo. E-mail: mjarabo@sescam.jccm.es

Reference of this article: Jarabo García MT, García Morán JI. Hematocolpos secondary to imperforate hymen. Rare cause of abdominal mass. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:339.e165-e168.

Published in Internet: 09-01-2014

Abstract

Imperforate hymen is a rare congenital malformation that occurs in 0,1% of female newborns. Symtoms are variables and nonspecifics. The abdominal pain is the most frequent clinical presentation. The diagnosis is suspected and can to do in primary care with a simple genital exploration. The treatment is surgical and consists of a cross incision of hymen.

The aim of this case is to highlight the importance of genital examination all newborns in reviews healthy child program for early detection of this malformation and prevent the occurrence of futher complications.

Keywords

Abdominal mass Hematocolpos Imperforate hymen

 

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