Author(s): Rock JA, Zacur HA, Dlugi AM, Jones HW Jr, TeLinde RW
Pregnancy success was evaluated in 48 women following surgical correction of a vaginal obstruction due to imperforate hymen (N = 22) or to a complete transverse vaginal septum (N = 26). Pregnancy success was more likely to occur following surgical correction of imperforate hymen (P less than .05). Patients with a complete transverse septum in the middle or upper vagina were less likely to conceive than were patients with a septum in the lower vagina. Prompt diagnosis and surgical correction to drain accumulated blood may preserve preserve fertility possibly through the prevention of endometriosis.