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CASE REPORT

An Unusual Cause of Urinary Pseudoincontinence: Two Rare Cases of Labial Fusion in Adolescent and Postmenopausal Women

Anuradha Murugesan, Yegu Palaniappan, Thendral Kalaimani

Keywords : Incontinence, Labial fusion, Postmenopausal, Postpubertal

Citation Information : Murugesan A, Palaniappan Y, Kalaimani T. An Unusual Cause of Urinary Pseudoincontinence: Two Rare Cases of Labial Fusion in Adolescent and Postmenopausal Women. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2020; 12 (3):196-198.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1789

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Labial adhesions are usually a pediatric condition and are asymptomatic. They are identified by parents or on routine examination. They can also occur in postmenopausal age group albeit uncommon due to hypoestrogenism causing senile vaginitis. Here, we have two cases of labial fusion in different age groups, 17-years-old and 65-year-old females presenting with urinary symptoms. The release of labial fusion was done under general anesthesia in both the patients. The labial adhesions are usually a pediatric condition and are asymptomatic. Although one needs to have high index of suspicion to diagnose this rare condition, as the patient often presents with common gynecological symptoms of difficult menstruation and urinary dribbling. It can also occur in postmenopausal women though uncommon, one needs to have high index of suspicion due to hypoestrogenism.


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