The incidence of labial fusion in children

J Paediatr Child Health. 1993 Jun;29(3):235-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1993.tb00495.x.


A retrospective study of 9070 female infants born at the Foothills Provincial Hospital was conducted to determine the incidence of labial fusion at birth. A prospective study was also conducted on 1970 female patients assessed through a paediatric outpatient clinic to determine the incidence of labial fusion in this population. None of the newborn infants had labial fusion. Thirty-five children (1.8%) assessed at the paediatric outpatient clinic were found to have labial fusion with a peak incidence at 13-23 months of age (3.3%).

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Tissue Adhesions / epidemiology
  • Vulvar Diseases / epidemiology*