labia minora


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labia minora

[‚lā·bē·ə mə′nȯr·ə]
(anatomy)
A pair of inner skin folds, at the inner surfaces of the labia majora, surrounding the vulva in the female.
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Section 1(1) of the FGM Act specifies that it is an offense to excise, infibulate, or otherwise mutilate the labia majora, labia minora, or clitoris.
The only abnormalities apparent on physical examination are redness of the vestibule, medial labia minora, and vaginal walls, with edema of the surrounding skin and no oral lesions (FIGURE 4A).
Type III: Infibulation: narrowing of the vaginal orifice with creation of a covering seal by cutting and appositioning the labia minora and/or labia majora with or without excision of the clitoris (infibulations)
11-17) This hyperplastic process is distinct from Fordyce spots, which are normally present on the labia minora.
Excision is normally done on the clitoris, labia minora and labia majora.
The second is excision which includes partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora (the labia are "the lips" surrounding the vagina).
It is characterized by pain and burning in the vulva, the female external genital organs, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.
External genitalia were normal, labia minora were hypoplastic.
Cavernous lymphangiomas involving bilateral labia minora.
VULVAL CANCER * What is it: A very rare form of cancer with affects the vulva, which consists of the labia majora and labia minora.
On physical examination, additional painful, circular, nonvesicular lesions with raised borders and ulcerated centers were present on both labia minora and within the vaginal vault.
Three different types of female genital cosmetic surgery were being conducted in Brazil: the reduction of the labia minora (called labiaplastia or sometimes nynfoplastia in Portuguese), the filling or replenishing of the labia majora (preenchimento in Portuguese), and the narrowing/tightening of the vagina (vaginoplastia), which is often done after women have given birth vaginally.