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August 4, 1951

PROLAPSE OF THE URETHRA IN YOUNG GIRLS

Author Affiliations

Atlanta

From the Department of Urology, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Emory University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1951;146(14):1288-1290. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670140014004
Abstract

Prolapse of the urethra in young girls has not been found very frequently in the past, and information on the diagnosis and management of this condition appears to be somewhat varied.1 During the past six months four such patients have come under our care at Grady

Memorial Hospital. Their condition previously had been undiagnosed and incorrectly treated. From these patients we have learned certain facts about the diagnosis and management of prolapse of the urethra which we feel to be of practical value. We present these cases to empha size the occurrence of this condition in young girls and to offer a simple and effective form of treatment.

In 1937 Epsteen and Strauss2 analyzed the literature and stated that the condition had been reported in 1 1 1 young girls. Keefe3 has stated that 60% of cases occur in girls under the age of puberty.

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