The incidence of labial fusion in children

Authors

  • A. K. C. LEUNG,

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    1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    2. Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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  • W. L. M. ROBSON,

    1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    2. Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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  • J. TAY-UYBOCO

    1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    2. Foothills Provincial Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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  • A. K. C. Leung, MB, BS, FRCPE, FRCPG, FRCP, FRCPI, FAAP, FRSH, DCH, Clinical Associate Professor. W. L. M. Robson, MD, FRCPC, FRSH, Head, Division of Paediatric Nephrology. J. Tay-Uyboco, MD, FRCPC, Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr A. K. C. Leung, Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Rd, SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 5C7, Canada.

Abstract

Abstract A retrospective study of 9070 female infants born at the Foothills Provincial Hospital was conducted to determine the incidence of labial fusion at birth. A prospective study was also conducted on 1970 female patients assessed through a paediatric outpatient clinic to determine the incidence of labial fusion in this population. None of the newborn infants had labial fusion. Thirty-five children (1.8%) assessed at the paediatric outpatient clinic were found to have labial fusion with a peak incidence at 13–23 months of age (3.3%).

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