Port Harcourt Medical Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96--98

Urethral prolapse: An important differential diagnosis of bleeding from the vulva in pre-pubertal African girls


Blessing Imuetinyan Abhulimhen-Iyoha, CA Oguejiofor 
 Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Blessing Imuetinyan Abhulimhen-Iyoha
Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo
Nigeria

Urethral prolapse is the abnormal protrusion of the urethral mucosa through the external urethral meatus. It is a rarely diagnosed condition as most cases will be misdiagnosed as sexual abuse. If diagnosed, however, medical treatment with follow-up will usually suffice. If this fails, or in the presence of complications, surgical management may be employed. The most common presenting feature is urogenital bleeding. Genital bleeding in a pre-pubertal child is alarming to parents. Their first impression is that of a sexual abuse resulting in the suspicion of all adult males in the surrounding environment. The condition is worsened by a scenario in which the child is either too little to give an account or where she points accusing fingers to some adults. We report a case of bleeding from the vulva from urethral prolapse masquerading as suspected sexual abuse from an unknown adult.


How to cite this article:
Abhulimhen-Iyoha BI, Oguejiofor C A. Urethral prolapse: An important differential diagnosis of bleeding from the vulva in pre-pubertal African girls.Port Harcourt Med J 2017;11:96-98


How to cite this URL:
Abhulimhen-Iyoha BI, Oguejiofor C A. Urethral prolapse: An important differential diagnosis of bleeding from the vulva in pre-pubertal African girls. Port Harcourt Med J [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];11:96-98
Available from: https://www.phmj.org/article.asp?issn=0795-3038;year=2017;volume=11;issue=2;spage=96;epage=98;aulast=Abhulimhen-Iyoha;type=0