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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Aug;98(2):134-7. Epub 2007 Jun 18.

Laparoscopically assisted balloon vaginoplasty for management of vaginal aplasia.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assiut University, Egypt.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report the intra-operative and post-operative results of laparoscopically assisted balloon vaginoplasty, a new technique for management of vaginal aplasia.

METHODS:

Eight women with vaginal aplasia due to Mullerian agenesis who were referred for apareunia, dyspareunia. All had a poor penetration score and sexual satisfaction score. A Foley's catheter was laparoscopically inserted in the space between the urethra and rectum. Gradual traction and distension were used to create a neovagina. Outcomes measured were intra-operative complications, post-operative complications, length of the neovagina and post-operative complications and sexual satisfaction score in both partners.

RESULTS:

Mean operative time was 25.5+/-5.5 min. No operative complications were recorded. Pain scores ranged from zero to 30 points at rest and from 30 to 60 points during dressing, traction and distension. Penetration and satisfaction scores increased significantly after the operation.

CONCLUSIONS:

Balloon vaginoplasty is a simple, safe and satisfactory technique for management of blind vagina.

PMID:
17572428
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijgo.2007.04.013
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