Uterovaginal Prolapse in a Newborn with Meningomyelocele: Case Report

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2020 Oct;33(5):607-609. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2020.04.001. Epub 2020 Apr 15.


Background: Neural tube defects are a group of congenital malformations in which the spinal column is bifid as a result of failed closure of the embryonic neural tube. Although not common, they might be complicated with pelvic organ prolapse mostly due to abnormal innervation and the resulting atrophy of the pelvic floor musculature.

Case: In this case report we present a newborn with uterovaginal prolapse in the setting of meningomyelocele, in whom the prolapse of pelvic organs spontaneously ameliorated after surgical correction of meningomyelocele.

Keywords: Meningomyelocele; Neurosurgical correction; Newborn; Uterovaginal prolapse.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Meningomyelocele / complications*
  • Meningomyelocele / surgery
  • Pelvic Floor / innervation
  • Uterine Prolapse / etiology*
  • Uterine Prolapse / surgery