Pediatric Gynecology: Assessment Strategies and Common Problems

Jane H. Kass-Wolff, Ellen E. Wilson

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Abstract

Pediatric gynecology is an emerging subspecialty involving the collaborative efforts of health professionals from gynecology, pediatrics, and urology. The gynecologic problems encountered in the pediatric population are unique to this age group and involve physician skills differing from those utilized with an adult population. The purpose of this manuscript is to describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the reproductive tract and genitalia and common problems seen in the prepubertal female. Common anatomic variations are considered. Suggestions on assessment techniques for evaluation of the young child are discussed. Presentation of common gynecologic problems in the prepubertal child will include common symptoms, evaluation and testing, and management to enable the practicing gynecology health professional to provide compassionate and quality care to the young female.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-338
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in reproductive medicine
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

Keywords

  • Pediatric gynecology
  • Prepubertal reproductive anatomy
  • Vulvitis
  • Vulvovaginitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Physiology (medical)

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