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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2021, Vol. 48 Issue (3): 707-710    DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2021.03.2135
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Labiaplasty of bilateral labia minora hypertrophy with recurrent abscesses
Yan-Shijing Zhou1, Dan Wu1, Han-Dan Xiong1, Yong-Le Ruan2, *(), Bo Duan1, *()
1Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Hubei Province, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430070 Wuhan, China
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, 430060 Wuhan, China
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Background: Labia minora hypertrophy is often overlooked in paraplegic women, here we present a rare case of bilateral labia minora hypertrophy with recurrent abscesses. A 31-year paraplegic woman presented with labia minora hypertrophy. The main patient complaints were the recurrent inflammation and swelling of the labia minora. Physical examination showed stage III labia minora hypertrophy with multiple cysts. Upon patient's agreement, edge resection of labia minora reduction was performed, and redundant labial tissue and cysts were resected completely. The patient was discharged for home care in good condition on postoperative day 7. Six-month post-operation telephone follow-up showed good recovery with no significant complications. In this case, long-term sitting together with diaper use might increase susceptibility to labia minora hypertrophy and labial abscesses, as a result of continuous mechanical irritation. Conclusions: We present this case to promote early awareness of such condition in paraplegic women and support early surgical treatment for patients suffering from labial abscesses.
Key words:  Labia minora hypertrophy      Chronic abscess      Paraplegia      Labiaplasty     
Submitted:  09 May 2020      Revised:  01 September 2020      Accepted:  02 September 2020      Published:  15 June 2021     
2017M620339/Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China
*Corresponding Author(s): (Yong-Le Ruan); (Bo Duan)   

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Yan-Shijing Zhou, Dan Wu, Han-Dan Xiong, Yong-Le Ruan, Bo Duan. Labiaplasty of bilateral labia minora hypertrophy with recurrent abscesses. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2021, 48(3): 707-710.

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