Journal article

Imperforate hymen: Retrospective review from a single tertiary centre of presenting symptoms and diagnostic process.

Mikhaila Lazanyi, Sonia R Grover

J Paediatr Child Health | Published : 2020


AIM: To review presentations, diagnostic processes and time to diagnosis of presentations of imperforate hymen at one tertiary paediatric hospital over a 10-year period. The aim was to improve knowledge, enable targeted education and reduce unnecessary tests and diagnostic delay for this congenital obstructive disorder of the female reproductive tract. METHODS: A pragmatic, retrospective, observational study was conducted of all female patients, aged younger than or equal to 18 years of age, presenting to the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, over an 18-year period. Presenting symptom(s), time to diagnosis, investigations ordered and number of health-care professionals consulted prior to..

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