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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 265, Issue 4, pp 221–222 | Cite as

Magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of vaginal foreign bodies in a young girl

  • M. Kihara
  • N. Sato
  • H. Kimura
  • M. Kamiyama
  • S. Sekiya
  • H. Takano
Case Report

Abstract 

A 7-year-old girl with foul-smelling, bloody vaginal discharge for more than 2 years was initially suspected of suffering from vaginal foreign bodies. Although plain radiography revealed no abnormal findings in the pelvis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple low intensity objects and an intact vaginal wall. Four plastic toys were removed with forceps under general anesthesia. MRI is supposed to be the best technique for evaluating vaginal foreign bodies in young girls.

Keywords Young girl Foreign body Vagina MRI 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kihara
    • 1
  • N. Sato
    • 1
  • H. Kimura
    • 1
  • M. Kamiyama
    • 1
  • S. Sekiya
    • 2
  • H. Takano
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kimitsu Chuo General Hospital, Kisarazu, 1010 Sakurai, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba 292-8535, Japan e-mail: CXE03076@nifty.ne.jp Tel.: ++81-438-36-1071, Fax: ++81-438-37-5990JP
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chiba University School of Medicine, Chiba, JapanJP
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Chiba University School of Medicine, Chiba, JapanJP

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