Lower vaginal atresia

Lower vaginal atresia is a type of vagina atresia where the the lower 3rd of the vagina fails to develop.

Patients may present with primary amenorrhoea with progressive cyclical abdominal pain.

It is usually not considered a type of Mullerian duct anomaly. It occurs from a failure of recanalisation of the urogenital sinus.

May show a hydrometrocolpos or haematometrocolpos due to obstruction although the upper vagina may distend more than uterine cavity.

Considerations include

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Article information

rID: 14957
System: Gynaecology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Atresia of the lower vagina

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