Reconstruction of congenital defects of the vagina

Liron Eldor, Jeffrey D. Friedman

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Congenital absence of the vagina is a relatively rare condition most commonly associated with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. Historically, several reconstructive techniques have been described to provide for functional vaginal reconstruction on these patients, both operative and nonoperative. Although there are many advantages and disadvantages of the various procedures, one experience with the use of split thickness skin grafts to reconstruct the vagina has produced acceptable functional results with limited donor site morbidity. Careful planning and timing of this form of reconstruction can produce predictable results in patients who are nearing sexual maturity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-147
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011


  • Congenital absence vagina
  • McIndoe procedure
  • vaginal reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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