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February 1978

Vaginitis Emphysematosa: Importance of Its Radiologic Recognition

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(2):156-158. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370140046009

• Vaginitis emphysematosa (VE) is a benign, self-limited condition characterized by a myriad of gas-filled spaces in the subepithelial lining of the vaginal wall, which give it a distinct radiographic appearance. Failure to make the correct diagnosis may lead to an inappropriate course of treatment, including surgery. Although it is considered rare, we have encountered five cases of VE in the course of a year.

(Arch Surg 113:156-158, 1978)

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