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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 120175, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/120175
Case Report

A New Technique for Surgical Treatment of Vaginal Agenesis Using Combined Abdominal-Perineal Approach

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Sihhiye, Ankara 06100, Turkey

Received 12 January 2011; Accepted 26 February 2011

Academic Editor: William Hurd

Copyright © 2011 Mehmet Sinan Beksac et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Optimum therapeutic approach in vaginal agenesis has always been an area of extensive controversies. Although surgical management gained priority due to the evolution of techniques, there is currently no consensus in the literature regarding the best type of surgical approach. The most commonly preferred surgical procedure among gynecologists is McIndoe operation which involves the creation of a space between bladder and rectum, insertion of a mold covered with split-thickness skin graft into that neovaginal space, and use of postoperative vaginal dilation to avoid stenosis. However, many modifications have been introduced in time in an attempt to increase the success rates. In this paper, we describe two cases with vaginal agenesis with functioning uterus who were subjected to surgery by combined abdominal-perineal approach. The surgical technique also included the use of a specially designed vaginal mold made up of polymethyl methacrylate and use of Hyalobarrier gel which is an adhesion-preventing agent.