Congenital Hydrocolpos: Diagnostic Journey and Management—A Case Report

  • Alokananda RayEmail author
  • Sarita Kumari
Short Commentary

Congenital hydrocolpos is cystic distention of the vagina, secondary to vaginal obstruction with an estimated occurrence of 1 in 16,000 female births [1]. It may be an isolated finding or may be associated with persistent urogenital sinus or cloacal dysgenesis. After birth, delay in diagnosis and management can be life-threatening with associated sepsis, renal failure or intestinal obstruction [2].

A 30-year-old third gravida with one previous caesarean section (LSCS) was referred to our hospital at 36 weeks of gestation. Her previous antenatal visits were unremarkable, and all her antenatal scans (NT/NB screening, anomaly and growth scans) were normal.

On admission to our centre, a foetal ultrasound revealed a midline retro-vesicular mass of 7 × 5 cm with fluid debris level (Fig.  1). Pressure effect of the mass was resulting in bilateral hydro-ureter and moderate renal pelvic dilatation. The amniotic fluid index was 12 cm. Differential diagnosis at this point included hydrocolpos,...


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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyTata Main HospitalJamshedpurIndia

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