Introital stenosis requiring pelvic resection and soft tissue reconstruction.


Journal Article

BACKGROUND:Introital stenosis from both bony and soft tissue contracture is an unusual clinical problem not well addressed in the literature. CASE:A woman with a history of pelvic irradiation at age 1 for malignancy presented with severe introital stenosis unresponsive to conservative topical and dilatational therapy. She ultimately required staged bony resection of her infantile pelvis and soft tissue reconstruction to reestablish her introital aperture to an adequate and functional size. CONCLUSION:Introital stenosis from childhood requires a different treatment because development of the pelvis may not have been normal, and bony narrowing may exist in conjunction with soft tissue contracture. A staged multispecialty approach is recommended to treat this interesting variant of introital stenosis.

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Cited Authors

  • Zenn, MR; Fowler, WC; Bos, GD

Published Date

  • November 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 5 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 972 - 974

PubMed ID

  • 11704227

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11704227

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-233X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-7844

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0029-7844(01)01444-2


  • eng