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Urinary and genital tract obstruction as a complication of female genital mutilation: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  23066470     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other deliberate injury to the female genital organs, either for cultural or non-therapeutic reasons. This barbaric act is accompanied by a variety of complications ranging from hemorrhage, fracture, infective complications, gynetresia, with its attendant sexual and obstetric difficulties, and death. A 23-year-old girl, with urinary and genital tract obstruction following female genital mutilation(infibulation) is presented. She was managed by elective defibulation, with a satisfactory outcome. Robust health education strategies are needed for the eradication of FGM.
Authors:
Obi Anselm Okwudili; Onoh Robinson Chukwudi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical technique and case report     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0976-2825     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Tech Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  2012-10-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101540507     Medline TA:  J Surg Tech Case Rep     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
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