Urinary Tract Infection as a Single Presenting Sign of Multiple Vaginal Foreign Bodies: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Endre Z. Neulander, Alex Tiktinsky, Igor Romanowsky, Jacob Kaneti

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Background: Vaginal foreign bodies in children usually present with foul-smelling discharge and/or vaginal bleeding. Rarely, these basic clinical diagnostic signs are not present. Case: We report on a 51/2-year-old girl with recurrent lower urinary tract infection as the sole presentation of multiple vaginal foreign bodies. Ultrasound of the lower urinary tract was inconclusive, and cystography indicated for recurrent urinary tract infections was declined by the patient in an outpatient setting. Cystography under general anesthesia raised the suspicion of foreign vaginal objects, and the definitive diagnosis was made by vaginoscopy. The relevant literature covering this subject is reviewed. Conclusion: High level of suspicion and strict basic diagnostic protocol are the most important steps for a timely diagnosis of this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e31-e33
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vaginal foreign body
  • Vaginoscopy

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Urinary Tract Infection as a Single Presenting Sign of Multiple Vaginal Foreign Bodies: Case Report and Review of the Literature'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this