Hydrometrocolpos

Last revised by Dr Patrick J Rock on 29 Apr 2021

Hydrometrocolpos is characterized by an expanded fluid filled vaginal cavity with associated distention of the uterine cavity. It may present in infancy with a lower abdominal mass, or be delayed till menarche.

Hydrometrocolpos is formed from the prefix hydro- for water and the roots metro for uterine cavity and colpo for cervix. 

General considerations include:

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