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Vulvar Edema as Presenting Complication of Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation With Bladder Drainage

Dholakia, Jhalak, MD; Bartholomew, Deborah, MD

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: January 2019 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 82–83
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000442
Case Report

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Correspondence to: Jhalak Dholakia, MD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 395 W 12th Ave 5th Floor, Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail:

The authors have declared they have no conflicts of interest.

This case report describes a rare gynecologic complication from a pancreas-kidney transplant. This is a unique presentation of vulvar tissue autodigestion and edema that significantly contributes to the understanding of possible female lower genital tract injury after transplantation. No previous instances of vulvar injury have been reported in the literature, and there is a dearth of published information on these complications with respect to the female lower genital tract. This journal readership will be most likely to encounter this complication, and awareness may prevent significant patient morbidity and delay of diagnosis.

All authors approved this article and its submission to the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease.

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