Vaginal Stones in a 5-Year-Old Girl: A Novel Approach of Removal

Jaspers, J.W., Kuppens, S.M., van Zundert, A.A. and de Wildt, M.J. (2010) Vaginal Stones in a 5-Year-Old Girl: A Novel Approach of Removal. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 23 1: e23-e25. doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2009.05.006

Author Jaspers, J.W.
Kuppens, S.M.
van Zundert, A.A.
de Wildt, M.J.
Title Vaginal Stones in a 5-Year-Old Girl: A Novel Approach of Removal
Journal name Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1083-3188
Publication date 2010-01-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpag.2009.05.006
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page e23
End page e25
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Background: Primary vaginal stones in children are extremely rare and removal can be difficult. We describe a procedure for safe extraction of vaginal stones. Case: A 5-year-old, wheelchair-bound girl was referred to the urologic department with recurrent febrile urinary tract infection. Diagnostics of the kidneys showed no abnormalities. The bladder appeared to contain two stones. On urethro-cystoscopy no stones were seen. Vaginoscopy identified vaginal stones. After 4 weeks of estrogen treatment, a second procedure via vaginal introduction of a nephroscope in combination with an ultrasonic device, effectively disintegrated the stones. Summary and Conclusion: We recommend the use of a nephroscope in visualizing the vagina and cervix and facilitating instrumentation in prepubertal girls.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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