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Neovagina creation - laparoscopic Vecchetti-based approach with the new kit

M I Viola, K Van der Merwe, I Siebert, T F Kruger

Abstract


Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is characterised by absence of the vagina and uterus and the presence of normal ovaries. It is a rare congenital anomaly of the female genital tract with a prevalence of 1 in 5 000 female newborns. There is no standard treatment, but a few techniques for creating a vagina, allowing a normal sex life, have been described.

We report on a new laparoscopic vaginoplasty procedure that will create a further option for patients with vaginal agenesis.

Authors' affiliations

M I Viola, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Parow, Cape Town

K Van der Merwe, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Parow, Cape Town

I Siebert, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Parow, Cape Town

T F Kruger, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Parow, Cape Town

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Keywords

congenital anomaly uterus; Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH); vaginoplasty

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013;19(1):14-16. DOI:10.7196/sajog.564

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-06-06
Date published: 2012-12-19

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