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November 1969

Urethral Prolapse in Female Children

Author Affiliations

Newark, NJ
From the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Harrison S. Martland Hospital, Newark, NJ.

Am J Dis Child. 1969;118(5):691-693. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040693004

URETHRAL PROLAPSE is an unusual cause of symptoms referable to the genitourinary tract in women. In the last 13 months, five female children with urethral prolapse were admitted to the Harrison S. Martland Hospital of the New Jersey College of Medicine. All were Negro children between the ages of 3 and 9 years. The presenting symptom in all cases was vaginal bleeding.

Report of Cases  Case 1.—A 6-year-old Negro girl (No. 241816) was brought to the pediatric emergency room by her parents on June 1, 1967 because of vaginal bleeding of 12 hours' duration. Three days prior to admission, the patient fell down a flight of stairs landing on her buttocks. On admission, findings from the physical examination were normal except for the presence of friable, dark red tissue mass about the urethral meatus. A diagnosis of prolapse of the urethra was made. That same day, excision of the prolapsed