Special Issue Article
Severe Vaginal Stenosis Simulating a Transverse Septum with Huge Hematocolpos in an Hiv-patient: How to Make a Break in the Wall?
Author(s): Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Marialuigia Spinelli, Divina D’Auria, Brunella Zizolfi, Matilde Sansone, Carmine Nappi and Costantino Di CarloAttilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Marialuigia Spinelli, Divina D’Auria, Brunella Zizolfi, Matilde Sansone, Carmine Nappi and Costantino Di Carlo
Introduction: Vaginal infections are the most commonly reported condition among women with HIV/AIDS and such infections often represent the most common initial manifestation of the illness. As a consequence, post-infective early and late complications are frequently reported in these patients. Vaginal stenosis has been reported as a rare late complication of severe vaginal infections. The vaginoscopic treatment with miniaturized instruments of a severe vaginal stenosis with huge hematocolpos in a HIV-infected woman is here reported. Case presentation: A 38 year-old HIV-infected woman was referred to our Emergency Unit because of severe pelvic pain, increasing over time, beginning a week before, after a sexual intercourse. At physical and ultrasonographic examination, complete vaginal stenosis up to the vaginal vestibule (miming a transversal vaginal septum) with a giant haemato.. Read More»
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