Ultrasound-guided introital drainage of pyometrocolpos
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Interventional radiology; Introital drainage; Pyometrocolopos; Ultrasound guided
© 2017 Pyometrocolpos can be caused by congenital malformations such as distal vaginal atresia and imperforate hymen. Patients usually present with obstructive urinary tract infections, acute kidney injury, or sepsis. Percutaneous drainage of the infected fluid can help treat the patient; however, recurrence is of concern. In this case report, we present a case of a child with recurrent pyometrocolpos due to distal vaginal atresia despite initial percutaneous drainage. To our knowledge, this is the first report of ultrasound-guided introital drainage of pyometrocolpos with relief of symptoms obviating the need for repeat drainage or immediate surgery.
Kim, I., Vellody, R., Pohl, H., Sharma, K., & Yadav, B. (2018). Ultrasound-guided introital drainage of pyometrocolpos. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 33 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2017.10.006