Procidentia in the newborn

S. E. Carpenter, J. A. Rock

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Complete uterine prolapse was noted shortly after birth in a female infant with a meningomyelocele at the level of the iliac crest with a palpable dimpled defect caudal to the primary lesion. The vagina and uterus were restored to their normal position with a rubber nipple placed into the vagina. The prolapse resolved on the sixth day of life after a repair of the meningomyelocele. Thus, conservative therapy with temporary support provides a satisfactory solution for newborn procidentia.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)151-153
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1987


  • Newborn
  • Uterine prolapse, Procidentia


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