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Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Surgical intervention with interventional radiologic guidance for management of obstructed vagina

International Conference on Pediatrics & Gynecology

6-8 December 2011 Philadelphia Airport Marriott, USA

John R. Lue, Adelina M. Emmi and Kandance Kleine

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Pediatr Therapeut

Abstract :

Differential diagnosis of transverse vaginal septum versus imperforate hymen can be diffi cult, especially when there is a large mass. Rectal exam can help by identifying the initiation of the height of the mass in the vagina. Th is may not always be possible. Th e repair of a transverse septum needs to be performed correctly at the fi rst intervention to avoid possible serious complications. When the hematometra and hematcolpos are extremely large, or there is any doubt in the diagnosis, we now perform this procedure with the assistance of interventional radiology. A recent example is the case of a 12 year old girl, wh o presented to the emergency room with a mass extending to the xiphoid process. She had presented to an outside ER for the fi rst time with abdominal pain one week prior to her admission. Ultrasound and MRI demonstrated extensive hematometria and hematocolpos. Rectal exam showed gross distension of the vagina, with the patient experiencing urinary retention at the time of evaluation. At the time of surgery, she was taken to interventional radiology, where anesthesia was induced and a Coda balloon was inserted past the obstruction and infl ated under fl uoroscopic guidance. She was then brought to the Children�s OR where the balloon was used to fi xate, pull down and help in grasping the obstructing tissue. We have found this technique extremely helpful in the eff ective management of the obstructed genital tract.

Biography :

John R. Lue, M.D., MPH, FACOG, is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Sectio n Chief of General OB/GYN at Georgia Health Sciences University as well as the Chairman of the Georgia Medicaid Physicians Advisory Board. He also serves on the executive board of the Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology Society and the Augusta Obstetrics and Gynecology Society.