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Genital Prolapse Causing Urinary Obstruction and Hydronephrosis in a Neonate: A Case and Review of the Literature

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Author(s): Gina Lockwood | Charles Durkee | Travis Groth

Journal: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
ISSN 2226-0439

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Neonatal genital prolapse | obstructive uropathy | myelomeningocele

ABSTRACT
Neonatal genital prolapse is a rare condition seen early in life, often in conjunction with spinal cord anomalies. We present a case of a 38-week gestational age female in whom urinary obstruction and bilateral hydronephrosis resulted from genital prolapse. We suggest that although a serious urologic outcome can potentially result from this condition, cure for both can be achieved swiftly and without major complications.
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