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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-24

Urethral mucosa prolapse in Ilorin: A 12-year study (1988-1999)

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

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M Anate
Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State
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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.

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