Year : 2020  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 153-155

Familial imperforate hymen in an adolescent girl: presenting as acute lower abdominal pains and distention − a case report and review of literature

1 Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia, Nigeria

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Dr. Chidiebere Nwakamma Ononuju
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia
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DOI: 10.4103/jomt.jomt_46_19

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Imperforate hymen often is not diagnosed until an adolescent girl presents with complaints of primary amenorrhea and cyclical pelvic pains. We report the case of a 15-year old girl with a family history of imperforate hymen that presented with complaints of progressive lower abdominal pains and distention, and primary amenorrhea. A diagnosis of Imperforate hymen was made by history, findings at physical examination and trans-abdominal ultrasonography. She subsequently had hymenotomy for hematocolpometra. Her postoperative recovery was normal and her menstruation became regular.

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