June 6th, 2020

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Secondary Vaginal Atresia Treated by Hysteroscopy Combined with Laparoscopy: A Case Report
Authors:  Xiaochuan Chen, M.D., Haishan Xie, M.D., Shuzhong Yao, M.D., Ph.D., and Shu-Qin Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
BACKGROUND: Vaginal atresia is a rare condition, and case reports about secondary vaginal atresia are rarer. It usually occurs secondary to a poorly managed vaginal delivery, causing vaginal injuries and later scarring.

CASE: A 12-year-old female presented with both urinary and genital malformation. Severe hydronephrosis occurred at the age of 11, and she underwent resection of an ectopic kidney in the pelvis at that time.

CONCLUSION: This case reminds us that when a urinary malformation is diagnosed, the possibility of coexisting genital malformation should be considered. Hysteroscopy and laparoscopy are important in the diagnosis of secondary vaginal atresia.
Keywords:  adhesion prevention, ectopic kidney, genital malformation, hysteroscopy combined with laparoscopy, secondary vaginal atresia, urinary malformation, vaginal atresia, vaginal diseases
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