Urethral mucosa prolapse in Ilorin: A 12-year study (1988-1999)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
M Anate Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State Nigeria
Over a 12-year period (.January, 1988- December I 999), a prospective study was carried out on -13 patients
1•ith urethral mucosa prolapse managed at the University of llorin Teaching Hospital (U/1H), Ilorin.
patients were aged mostly between 3 and 12 years and the commonest complaint was bleeding per vaginam (83.7%) closely followed by dysuria (41.9%). All the patients were Africans and were treated surgically with postoperative complications urinary retention (11.6%) and dysuria (7.0%). There was no urethral stricture or recurrence of the mucosa prolapse in the post-operative one year follow-up period.
The differential diagnosis and pathological changes of the disorder are discussed.