Rwanda Medical Journal
Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)
Vol. 73, No. 1, 2016, pp. 24-26
Bioline Code: rw16004
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Rwanda Medical Journal, Vol. 73, No. 1, 2016, pp. 24-26
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VAGINAL LITHIASIS IN A 9 YEAR OLD YOUNG GIRL WITH FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATIONS: A CASE REPORT|
Diakité, M. L.; Byiringiro, F.; Sissoko, I.; Ouattara, A. Z.; Sangaré, D.; Berthé, H. J. G.; Diakité, A. S. & Tembely, A. D.
Background: Female genital mutilations are among the most common widespread traditional practices in sub-Saharan Africa and Mali particularly. The mutilations cause dramatic psychosomatic disorders, and may severely compromise the external genital structures with eventual obstetric complications.
Infibulation is one of the most fatal complications. It is a major and advanced type of female genital mutilation with small and large lips, or partial resection and suture narrowing of the vaginal opening therefore responsible of serious structural, sexual and functional complications.
We report a rare complication of vaginal lithiasis in a 9 year old young girl who had infibulation following external genitals excision at younger age. Surgical reconstruction of the vagina, and urethra recanalization were performed; and the patient recovered well but remained with high risk obstetrical complications.
Female genital mutilation; Infiulation; Excision; Vaginal lithiasis; Western Africa; Mali
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