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Hypertrophic Labia Minora

      Increasing numbers of girls and young women are seeking medical attention due to concerns about the appearance of their external genitalia. One particular area of concern is hypertrophic labia minora, which remains a poorly defined clinical diagnosis. Once it was considered a variant of normal anatomy, but in recent times, increasing numbers of health care providers are being consulted for labioplasty. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic labia minora will be reviewed.

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