PAEDIATRIC & ADOLESCENT GYNAECOLOGY
During childhood and adolescence, almost all gynecologic pathologies may appear.
The Paediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Department is situated on the second floor of the clinic and its aim is to offer the right treatment to children and teenagers facing gynecological difficulties. For this purpose, a well experienced and highly qualified personnel is implicated.
Etiology, frequency and symptoms of each pathology appearing in childhood as well as diagnosis and treatment, differ substantially from those during adulthood. Thus, management should be undertaken by an expert on such pathologies, supported by a team of other specialists.
Rare conditions such as ”ambiguous external genitalia” may appear in a newborn. These life-threatening cases demand accurate diagnosis and immediate treatment Genetic and chromosomal abnormalities are infrequent but difficult to be diagnosed and managed by non-experienced physicians.
The most frequent gynecological problem in childhood is vulvovaginitis. To diagnose and treat such cases, special techniques and equipment are needed. Other cases such precocious puberty and genital traumas often make part of the most common gynecologic problems of this age group.
The most common gynecologic complain in adolescence is menstrual irregularities.
The polycystic ovarian syndrome, in addition to cases of dysfunctional uterine bleeding in adolescence, as well as dysmenorrhea or premenstrual syndrome outline the vast spectrum of gynecological pathologies of this age group.
Congenital anomalies of the female genital tract are usually diagnosed during adolescence and must be treated by skillful physicians, familiar with specific surgical techniques.
The ovarian cysts represent another frequent pathology, requiring a conservative management. Furthermore, sexually transmitted diseases, tending to present more often nowadays need to be treated accurately.
Finally, other important pathologies such as breast asymmetry, anorexia nervosa or other endocrine disorders require accurate management and well-experienced personnel.
In conclusion, almost all gynecologic pathologies may be encountered during childhood and adolescence. The correct management of such patients requires appropriate facilities and experienced personnel, familiar with the gynecological pathology of these age groups.