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J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2005 Aug;15(4):435-8.

Total endoscopic vaginal reconstruction in a case of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Lotan@asaf.health.gov.il

Abstract

The congenital absence of the vagina is an uncommonly encountered malformation, known as Rokitanski- Kuster-Hauser syndrome. These patients may enjoy an improved quality of sexual life once a neovagina is constructed. Surgical and nonsurgical (Frank's autodilatation) methods of creating a neovagina by recurrent dilatations require long and often embarrassing self-catheterization which is often painful, and yield a vagina with limited length. The developing ability to perform complicated surgery by laparoscopy has revived interest in colonic and ileal interposition procedures for formation of a neovagina. We report a case of sigmoid colpoplasty for neovagina creation in a 15-year-old girl, performed completely by laparoscopy, with a favorable outcome and an easier recovery.

PMID:
16108754
DOI:
10.1089/lap.2005.15.435
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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