Pregnancy success following surgical correction of imperforate hymen and complete transverse vaginal septum Article

cited authors

  • Rock, JA; Zacur, HA; Dlugi, AM; Jones, HW; Telinde, RW

fiu authors

abstract

  • Pregnancy success was evaluated in 48 women following surgical correction of a vaginal obstruction due to imperforate hymen (N=22) or to a complete transverse vaginal septum (N=26). Pregnancy success was more likely to occur following surgical correction of imperforate hymen (P<.05). Patients with a complete transverse septum in the middle or upper vagina were less likely to conceive than were patients with a septum in the lower vagina. Prompt diagnosis and surgical correction to drain accumulated blood may preserve fertility possibly through the prevention of endometriosis. © 1982 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

publication date

  • January 1, 1982

start page

  • 448

end page

  • 451

volume

  • 59

issue

  • 4