Manual separation followed by local cleanliness for pediatric labial adhesion


Dr Takashi Watanabe, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan. Email:


Aim:  Although labial adhesion is usually a benign disorder in childhood, it may occasionally be misdiagnosed as a severe disorder, causing parental anxiety. The present study was undertaken to analyze the clinical features, treatments employed and their effectiveness in pediatric patients with labial adhesion, with special emphasis on manual separation.

Methods:  We reviewed the medical charts of pediatric patients with labial adhesion who were treated in our Pediatric Gynecology Division of the university hospital over 3.5 years.

Results:  Eight pediatric patients received manual separation followed by local gentamicin ointment and washing. In all eight, manual separation remedied the condition at one visit without recurrence.

Conclusion:  Manual separation followed by local cleanliness not only remedied pediatric labial adhesion but also prevented its recurrence. Thus, it is an effective treatment for pediatric labial adhesion.