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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 268, Issue 4, pp 323–324 | Cite as

Long retained intravaginal foreign body: a case report

  • Pushpa Dahiya
  • Umber Agarwal
  • Krishna Sangwan
  • Meenakshi Chauhan
Case Report

Abstract.

Recurrent vaginal discharge in children may be due to variety of causes. Intravaginal foreign body retained for long duration can be a diagnostic dilemma. This report presents the case of a girl who had an intravaginal foreign body for over four years duration. Recurrent, unremitting, foul-smelling, bloody vaginal discharge in a child should alert the clinician to the possibility of a retained vaginal foreign body.

Keywords.

Foreign body Vagina Intravaginal foreign body 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pushpa Dahiya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Umber Agarwal
    • 1
  • Krishna Sangwan
    • 1
  • Meenakshi Chauhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, IndiaIndia
  2. 2.4/8 J, Medical Enclave, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, IndiaIndia

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