SPONTANEOUS OPENING OF IMPERFORATE HYMEN IN AN ASYMPTOMATIC FIVE YEAR OLD NIGERIAN GIRL
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Keywords

Imperforate hymen
spontaneous rupture
asymptomatic

Abstract

Aim: To present a rare case of spontaneous rupture of asymptomatic imperforate hymen.
Case report: Spontaneous rupture of the hymen has been reported in neonates and adolescent girls
with symptomatic imperforate hymen (when neonates present with hydrocolpos, hydrometrocolpos, or
mucocolpos; and adolescent girls present with haematocolpos, and hematometra), but to the best
knowledge of the researcher, no case of spontaneous rupture of imperforate hymen has been reported
in asymptomatic preadolescent girls. We present a 5 year old girl who had spontaneous rupture of
asymptomatic imperforate hymen.
Conclusion: The occurrence of spontaneous rupture of hymen should be considered not only in
neonates and adolescents with symptomatic imperforate hymen, but also in asymptomatic young girls.

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