To shave or not to shave? A series of periclitoral masses associated with depilatory techniques and a Review of the Literature

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Abstract

Periclitoral masses are uncommon disorders in gynecology often leading to pain and distress. With the popularity of female genital hair grooming and depilation, the vulva has been exposed to new insults including contact dermatitis and folliculitis. The unique anatomy of the protective covering of the clitoral hood may subject hair fragments to trapping, inflammation, irritation, and in some cases abscess formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-414
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

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Hair Removal
Folliculitis
Grooming
Vulva
Contact Dermatitis
Gynecology
Abscess
Anatomy
Inflammation
Pain

Keywords

  • genital depilatory practices
  • periclitoral mass
  • pilonidal sinus
  • shaving
  • surgical excision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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