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introitus

 [in-tro´ĭ-tus] (L.)
an entrance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·tro·i·tus

(in-trō'i-tŭs),
The entrance into a canal or hollow organ, as the vagina.
[L. entrance, fr. intro-eo, to go into]
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introitus

Medtalk The entrance to a cavity, commonly understood to be the vagina opening
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·troi·tus

(in-trō'i-tŭs)
The entrance into a canal or hollow organ, as the vagina.
[L. entrance, fr. intro-eo, to go into]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

introitus

The entrance into any hollow organ or body cavity. The term is often used to refer to the entrance to the vagina.
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* Assess vaginal atrophy, vaginal introitus, and vaginal width and length
In our patient, we detected complete synechiae of the distal vagina beginning at the level of the introitus. Since she was amenorrheic for the last three years due to the levonorgestrel-releasing IUD, hematocolpos, and hematometra did not develop.
On perineal examination, there were two openings in the introitus. There was no anal opening at the normal site (Figure 1).
Lubricants--a good first-line choice to decrease pain and increase pleasure during intercourse--are primarily designed to minimize friction and irritation around the clitoral area, the labia, and the introitus and vagina.
(10) In a study of female OCP users, the labia major thickness and vaginal introitus tissue were evaluated along with sexual function via a questionnaire.
Container was put under the introitus during the third stage of labour to collect all the blood losses and then pour the collected blood into a graduated container in order to measure the amount of blood loss.
A 5 year old female was brought to outpatients' department with complaints of a bleeding mass at introitus".
Its diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion when tumour is palpable in vagina or seen out of introitus and uterine fundus is not palpable on bimanual examination, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is also helpful in the diagnosis.
Part or all of the external genitalia are removed, with a subsequent infibulation, i.e., suturing the remnant tissue that overlays the urethra and introitus, leaving a small hole for urination and menses.
The disadvantages include neovaginal prolapse, scarring of the donor area, circular scarring present at the neovaginal introitus, the tendency of the skin graft to shrink, condylomatosis, intraepithelial neoplasia in combination with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), carcinoma, poor erogenous sensation and absence of natural lubrication [14-16].