Urethral Prolapse in a Five-year-old Girl
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Urethral prolapse is a rare cause of vaginal bleeding in prepubertal females and occurs most commonly in black people. It is characterized by a sliding outward of the urethral mucosa around the entire urethral meatus. Because it can present with vaginal bleeding in a child, it can be mistaken for sexual abuse. We report a five-year-old girl with urethral prolapse that was mistaken for complications of sexual abuse. She was treated by complete excision of the urethral prolapse with satisfactory result.
urethral prolapse , vaginal bleeding , female , prepubertal , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Ekure EN, Okoromah CN, Afolabi BB, Okechukwu SE. Urethral Prolapse in a 5-Year-old Girl. Niger J Paed 2004; 31:29-31.