Research Article| Volume 33, ISSUE 1, P83-86, January 1980

Post-circumcision vulval adhesions in nigerians

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      In Europe and North America, vulval adhesions usually present as a congenital abnormality or as a result of a mild inflammatory process. In Nigeria, most vulval adhesions are a sequel of female circumcision, a practice that is widespread among the rural inhabitants who form about 80–90 per cent of the population. The operation is attended by many complications, of which the commonest is probably local sepsis producing vulval adhesions of varying severity. This paper presents my experience in dealing with such patients over a 3-year period.


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