Temizkan O.,Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital |
Kucur S.K.,Nene Hatun Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital |
Agar S.,Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital |
Gozukara I.,Nene Hatun Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital |
And 2 more authors.
Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association | Year: 2012
Imperforate Hymen (IH), an obstructive congenital anomaly of the female genital tract, is seen in 1 in 2000 female births. Treatment of IH is hymenotomy or hymenectomy. Different types of incisions are mentioned in the literature. We reported two cases of IH with different clinical presentations and described a simple virginity preserving and socially acceptable procedure to protect the virginity of the patient. In cultures and religions where the destruction of the hymen is a social problem in unmarried girls, virginity sparing surgery should be chosen in gynecological practice. Here we described a simple procedure without need for prophylactic antibiotic treatment and foley catheter application to form an intact annular hymen in two cases. ©Copyright 2012 by the Turkish-German Gynecological Education and Research Foundation.