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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 520304, 2 pages
Case Report

Spontaneous Rupture of the Imperforate Hymen in an Adolescent Girl with Hematocolpometra

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yuzuncu Yil University School of Medicine, 65300 Van, Turkey

Received 22 August 2010; Accepted 21 September 2010

Academic Editor: P. G. Larsson

Copyright © 2011 Zehra Kurdoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Imperforate hymen is usually treated with hymenotomy, and the management after its spontaneous rupture is not very well known. Case. In this paper, we present spontaneous rupture of the imperforate hymen in a 13-year-old adolescent girl with hematocolpometra just before a planned hymenotomy operation. The patient was managed conservatively with a satisfactory outcome. Conclusion. Hymenotomy may not be needed in cases with spontaneous rupture of the imperforate hymen if adequate opening for menstrual discharge is warranted.