Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Hydrocolpos with peritonitis in the newborn.
  1. I Gupta,
  2. A J Barson


    Two cases of hydrocolpos are described presenting soon after birth. One infant who died on the first day had an intrauterine peritonitis caused by compression of the caecum on the pelvic brim. The other surviving infant developed a caecal perforation secondary to Hirschsprung's disease. Neither infant had rectal atresia, which is the commonest cause of intestinal obstruction in these infants. The association of hydrocolpos with polydactyly in one of these cases may represent an autosomal recessive trait.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.