• Devendra K. Gupta
  • Shilpa Sharma
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Hydrometrocolpos is a condition in which the uterus and vagina are grossly distended with retained fluid other than blood, usually in the presence of distal vaginal obstruction. Diagnosis and treatment are now more efficient, as the condition is being diagnosed more often prenatally with the use of ultrasound and fetal MRI.


Hydrometrocolpos Vaginostomy Urogenital sinus Vaginal atresia 

Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devendra K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Shilpa Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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