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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011 Sep;158(1):97-100. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2011.04.019. Epub 2011 May 26.

An acquired sensation of wide/smooth vagina: a new classification.

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Institute of Gynecology, Inc., 7001 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33710, United States. ao@baymedical.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To establish a new clinical classification for a wide/smooth vagina.

STUDY DESIGN:

A prospective multiple time series clinical study without intervention. Vaginal rugation, and vaginal/perineal site-specific defects associated with wide/smooth vagina were used as basic clinical parameters to establish a new classification. One hundred symptomatic women associated with acquired sensations of wide/smooth vagina were enrolled. Main outcome measures were to establish the absence or presence of vaginal columnar rugae and/or site-specific vaginal/perineal/vaginal orifice defects.

RESULTS:

The absence of columnar rugation and the absence of vaginal/perineal site-specific defects were identified in 16 subjects; the absence of columnar rugae and the presence of vaginal/perineal site-specific defects were present in 76 women. The presence of columnar rugae and the presence of vaginal/perineal site-specific defects were demonstrated in 5 subjects; and the presence of columnar rugae and absence of vaginal/perineal site-specific defects were recognized in 3 subjects.

CONCLUSIONS:

A wide vagina classification was developed as a "Category A, Category B, Category C or Category D".

PMID:
21620554
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejogrb.2011.04.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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