Intralesional Steroid Injections for Recurrent Vaginal Strictures

Jessica Shim, Maggie Dwiggins, Veronica Gomez-Lobo

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Background: Postoperative complications after transverse vaginal septum excision include stricture formation. The purpose of this report is to describe use of intralesional corticosteroid injections for vaginal strictures. Case: A 32-year-old gravida 0 with history of transverse vaginal septum and recurrent strictures presented for follow-up of chronic pelvic pain. After her fourth septum revision, the patient underwent a total of 7 triamcinolone injections at the septum tissue. The course of triamcinolone injections improved the stricture and patient's pain. Summary and Conclusion: Steroid injection into the vaginal septum tissue can be a safe and effective adjuvant therapy after septum resection. Although it is an established adjuvant therapy in other specialties, further studies are warranted to show a decrease in the recurrence rate of vaginal strictures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-527
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2018


  • Corticosteroids
  • Strictures
  • Transverse vaginal septum
  • Vaginal stenosis


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