A method for the management of imperforate hymen using carbon dioxide laser is described. In four patients presenting with imperforate hymen, the hymen was excised by CO2 laser under local anesthesia. No bleeding or wound infection occurred, and healing was prompt and satisfactory. Two out of four patients became sexually active and experienced no introital dyspareunia. We conclude that the CO2 laser may be an alternative method of treatment for this rare congenital abnormality.
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