Original Article

Approaches to the Treatment of Labial Fusion


  • Fatma Saraç
  • Sevgi Sarsu Büyükbeşe
  • Mehmet Toptaş
  • Ayşe Saygılı
  • Kamil Şahin

Received Date: 01.12.2015 Accepted Date: 17.12.2015 Med Bull Haseki 2016;54(2):67-69


Labial fusion is defined as complete or partial fusion of the labia minora in the midline. It is a common gynecologic problem in childhood. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of our patients we treated either with medical therapy or mechanical separation.


We retrospectively evaluated the treatment outcomes, and the treatment modality in a total of 25 patients with labial fusion who were treated between January 2012 and January 2015 in the Pediatric Surgery Outpatients Clinics at Haseki Training and Research Hospital.


The mean age of the patients was 28.8 months (range: 3-66 months). Recurrence was observed in 28% of patients. The success rate of estrogen therapy and manual separation was 60% and 73.3%, respectively. No statistically significant difference was found in treatment success between the treatments.


We assume that for being a non-invasive and safe method, topical estrogen application should be the first choice for the treatment of labial fusion.

Keywords: Labial fusion, topical estrogen, manual separation

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