Urocolpos: a cause of pseudo-incontinence in aged women

O. Arango Toro, G. Nohales Taurines, R. Carreras Collado, O. Bielsa Gali, A. Gelabert-Mas

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Presentation of our experience in three cases of urocolpos (acquired pudendal lip fusion), a series numerically equivalent to the total number of cases published until now. All patients in our series were older women and presented complete fusion of the small pudendal lips, with only a small pointed puncture in the lower part of the vulva. The main clinical signs and symptoms in our series were: urinary infection in 100%, false incontinence in 66% due to output of urine retained in the vagina, a symptom that has not been described earlier, and acute urine retention in 33%. All patients were successfully treated by means of surgical loosening of the fusioned lips and application of topical estrogens. An analysis is made of clinical and pathoanatomical features which differentiate this entity from the sclerotic and atrophic lichen. Finally, an etiopathogenic hypothesis is raised to explain the fusion acquired by the small pudendal lips in the urocolpos.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-77
JournalActas urologicas españolas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


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