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Endoscopic examination of labial fusion in a postmenopausal woman: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, February 2018
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  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#38 of 2,501)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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Title
Endoscopic examination of labial fusion in a postmenopausal woman: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1568-4
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Authors

Yusaku Kumagai, Masafumi Toyoshima, Kei Kudo, Minoru Ohsawa, Hitoshi Niikura, Nobuo Yaegashi

Abstract

Labial fusion is defined as adhesions of the labia minora or majora. Labial fusion may cause urinary retention. Surgical treatment based on an accurate anatomic assessment may be needed, but the usefulness of endoscopic examination for this disease has not been reported. A 76-year-old Japanese woman undergoing chemoradiation treatment for esophageal cancer was referred to our department for evaluation of high accumulation in the vagina on a positron emission tomography scan. On physical examination, her labia were noted to be extensively fused with a pinhole opening at the midline. Endoscopic examination revealed that her vagina was filled with urine and there were no abnormalities in her urethral meatus and cervix. The adhesions were separated under anesthesia and there has been no recurrence during follow-up. We present a case of a postmenopausal patient with labial fusion who underwent successful surgical management. An endoscopic examination enabled us to determine the precise anatomic position and adopt a safe surgical procedure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 13%
Student > Postgraduate 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Unknown 3 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 38%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 13%
Unknown 4 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 November 2019.
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#717,581
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