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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1995 Jan;58(1):19-27.

Evolution of the methods of neovaginoplasty for vaginal aplasia.

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Academic Hospital of the Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


The aim of vaginoplasty should be the creation without excessive morbidity of a neovagina that will be satisfying in appearance, function and feeling. The multitude of methods described in the literature indicates the fact that an ideal approach has not yet been found. In this paper the various methods are described and discussed. It is concluded that the non-operative impression technique, the peritoneum pull-through technique and the use of skin grafts are methods of choice. In cases where immediate vaginal reconstruction after oncological surgery is indicated, myocutaneous flaps are preferred. Only in cases in which other methods have failed should recto-sigmoid transplantation be considered.

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