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November 3, 1956

TREATMENT OF LABIAL ADHESIONS IN CHILDREN

JAMA. 1956;162(10):951-953. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970270011004
Abstract

• Labial adhesions, in which the opposing epithelial surfaces of the labia minora stick together without any union of the deeper tissues, were observed in a number of young patients over a period of five years. Three cases are cited to show how these adhesions appear and disappear irregularly. At times it is easy to separate them; at other times it is painful. They are likely to recur when separated, but tend to disappear with maturity. When they cause symptoms such as dysuria, they should be separted. If they do not cause symptoms they should not be treated, but they should be brought to the attention of the parents and their generally harmless nature should be explained.

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