Pediatric Case Reports| Volume 160, P191-194, February 2022

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Bedside Intervention for Neonatal Hydrometrocolpos and Imperforate Hymen

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      Low complexity cases of neonatal hydrometrocolpos from imperforate hymen are typically treated with hymenotomy or hymenectomy. Although this is commonly performed in the operating room, bedside management is also safe and effective. We present a case of prenatally diagnosed, simple hydrometrocolpos treated via bedside hymenotomy on the first day of life. The patient received periprocedural antibiotics prior to the procedure and had full resolution of hydrometrocolpos without any complication or need for further intervention. Early intervention and administration of periprocedural antibiotics allowed for safe management of this condition without the risks and resources of treatment in the operating room.
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