Prolapse of the sigmoid neovagina: report of three cases.
ABSTRACT Prolapse of a sigmoid neovagina, created in patients with congenital vaginal aplasia or male transsexualism, is rare. In correcting this condition, preservation of coital function and restoration of the vaginal axis should be of primary interest.
One patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster syndrome developed a protrusion of the sigmoid neovagina almost 4 years after the initial operation. The prolapse was treated successfully using an abdominal approach to suspend the neovagina to a Cooper ligament. The second patient is a male-to-female transsexual who developed a prolapse 3 years after the creation of a sigmoid neovagina. After suspension of the neovagina to a Cooper ligament, the prolapse recurred; in a repeat approach, the neovagina was successfully suspended to the sacral promontory. The third patient, with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster syndrome, complained of a protrusion immediately after creation of the neovagina. Initially, the redundant sigmoid was resected vaginally. However, the prolapse recurred, and an abdominal suspension to a Cooper ligament was performed. Finally, after 1 year, another recurrence was treated successfully with a vaginal approach.
Prolapse of an artificially created vagina is a rare occurrence, without a standard treatment. Both abdominal and vaginal approaches may be needed to restore the neovagina without compromising its function.
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ABSTRACT: Vaginal agenesis is known as one of the Mόllerian anomalies. Mόllerian anomalies occur during gonadal development and differentiation, and may lead to complex outcomes. McKusick-Kaufman syndrome (MKS) is an autosomal recessive multiple malformation syndrome characterized by Mόllerian anomalies with hydrometrocolpos (HMC) and postaxial polydactyly (PAP). We report a case of a female newborn that developed hydronephrosis and respiratory distress due to compression of the cystic mass and underwent surgery on postpartum day 3. Pull-through vaginoplasty was performed with an abdomino-perineal approach. We report the unique treatment approach in this case.African Journal of Paediatric Surgery 10(2):188-91.
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ABSTRACT: Numerous techniques for surgical creation of a neovagina have been described for treating Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. Sigmoid vaginoplasty is one well-described technique with satisfactory long-term outcomes. However, there are several case reports of subsequent prolapse of the sigmoid neovagina, which presents a unique challenge for surgical repair, as the associated mesentery can also be involved and is at risk during repair. We present a patient with MRKH syndrome and recurrent sigmoid neovagina prolapse who had undergone four prior attempts at repair. In all prior attempts, recurrence of her prolapse occurred within 3 months of the antecedent surgery. We describe the first report and successful long-term treatment of recurrent sigmoid neovagina prolapse using a left-sided sacrospinous ligament suspension.International Urogynecology Journal 05/2014; · 2.17 Impact Factor