October 1975

Hydrometrocolpos in a Newborn

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif. Dr Henderson is now with the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(10):1190-1191. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120470040009

• Hydrometrocolpos was diagnosed in a neonate shortly after birth. A large collection of fluid was immediately removed from the distended vagina; hymenotomy was performed. The infant has remained well for more than a year following treatment. A simple technique for rapid diagnosis permits safe and appropriate management of this potentially serious disorder.

(Am J Dis Child 129:1190-1191, 1975)