J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2009 Dec;15(2):166-172.

Labial Adhesions in Children: Report of Two Cases

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. choi1635@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Labial adhesion in prepubertal girls is a common gynecologic problems. The labia minora are fused by thin transparent or thick fibrous membrane in the midline from the clitoris to posterior fourchet. The prevalence of labial adhesion may be even greater because many children with labial fusions are asymptomatic and these cases remain unreported. They are often unrecognized by physician and parents because most of symptomatic children complained urinary symptoms. The authors experienced 2 cases of labial adhesion in girls; one asymptomatic partial fusion and the other symptomatic complete fusion. These lesions were treated successfully by mechanical separation of labial adhesion and petroleum ointment (Vaseline) application without recurrence in follow-ups.

Keyword

Labial adhesion; Labial fusion; Labial agglutination; Adhesive vulvitis

MeSH Terms

Child
Clitoris
Female
Humans
Membranes
Parents
Petroleum
Prevalence
Recurrence
Petroleum
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