Published: 2021-02-24

Imperforate hymen: a case report

Kalaivani V., Ushadevi Gopalan


Imperforate hymen is one of the rare causes of primary amenorrhea due to uterovaginal developmental anomaly. We report a case of imperforate hymen in a 14-year girl with primary amenorrhea who presented to us with cyclical abdominal pain, mass abdomen and dysuria. Local examination showed bulged and bluish hymen. Ultrasonography showed hematocolpos. She underwent hymenotomy through a cruciate incision and recovered well postoperatively. Hematocolpos should always be considered in a prepubertal girl who presents with primary amenorrhea, mass abdomen and urinary problems.


Cryptomenorrhoea, Imperforate hymen, Primary amenorrhea

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