Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 1086–1089 | Cite as

Antenatal MR diagnosis of urinary hydrometrocolpos due to urogenital sinus

  • Subramanian Subramanian
  • Raju Sharma
  • Shivanand Gamanagatti
  • Sandeep Agarwala
  • Prerna Gupta
  • Sunesh Kumar
Case Report

Abstract

Hydrometrocolpos is cystic dilatation of the vagina and uterus due to congenital vaginal obstruction. It may be secretory or urinary in character and manifests in the neonatal period with abdominal distension. Urinary hydrometrocolpos occurs in patients with urogenital sinus or cloacal anomaly. A rare case of antenatal MR diagnosis of urinary hydrometrocolpos due to urogenital sinus is presented.

Keywords

Uterus Vagina Hydrometrocolpos Fetus MRI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subramanian Subramanian
    • 1
  • Raju Sharma
    • 1
  • Shivanand Gamanagatti
    • 1
  • Sandeep Agarwala
    • 2
  • Prerna Gupta
    • 3
  • Sunesh Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiodiagnosisAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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