Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--22

Vaginal agenesis: Experience with sigmoid colon neovaginoplasty


Jiledar Rawat1, Intezar Ahmed1, Anand Pandey1, Tanvir R Khan1, Sarita Singh2, Ashish Wakhlu1, Shiv N Kureel1 
1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, CSM Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, India
2 Department of Anesthesiology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, India

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Jiledar Rawat
Department of Pediatric Surgery, CSM Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003
India

Aim: Objective of this study is to report our experience with sigmoid vaginoplasty in adolescents. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study of children with vaginal atresia and Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. The sigmoid segment was used for vaginoplasty in all the cases. Results: Eight children were studied over a period of 7 years. The postoperative complications were ileus in 2, mucosal prolapse of the neovagina in 1, and minor wound infection in 1 patient. Seven patients are on regular follow-up. All the neovaginas were patent and functional. One patient had unacceptable perineal appearance, that is, badly scarred perineum as a late complication. None of the patients had vaginal stenosis or excessive mucus discharge, during follow-up visits. Out of the 7 patients, 2 patients are sexually active and satisfied. Conclusions: Sigmoid vaginoplasty is a safe and acceptable procedure for vaginal agenesis with good cosmetic results and acceptable complications rate. Sigmoid colon vaginoplasty is the treatment of choice because of its large lumen, thick walls resistant to trauma, adequate secretion allowing lubrication, not necessitating prolonged dilatation, and short recovery time.


How to cite this article:
Rawat J, Ahmed I, Pandey A, Khan TR, Singh S, Wakhlu A, Kureel SN. Vaginal agenesis: Experience with sigmoid colon neovaginoplasty.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2010;15:19-22


How to cite this URL:
Rawat J, Ahmed I, Pandey A, Khan TR, Singh S, Wakhlu A, Kureel SN. Vaginal agenesis: Experience with sigmoid colon neovaginoplasty. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Sep 25 ];15:19-22
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