Neovagina construction by combined laparoscopic-perineal sigmoid colpoplasty in a patient with Rokitansky syndrome

Emile Daraï, David Soriano, Anne Thoury, Jean Luc Bouillot

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Abstract

We created a neovagina by sigmoid colpoplasty using a combined laparoscopic-perineal approach in a 19-year-old woman with Rokitansky syndrome. Operating time was 4 hours and 45 minutes. No perioperative or post-operative complications occurred. Hemoglobin level fell by 1 g/dl. Total doses of morphine, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and paracetamol were 20 mg, 350 mg, and 28 g, respectively. Hospital stay was 7 days. The length of the neovagina was 12 cm. By comparison, in the three reported cases of laparotomicperineal sigmoid vaginoplasty, mean operating time was 5 hours and 40 minutes; 24-hour fall in hemoglobin was 3.2 g/dl (range 2.1-4.3 g/dl); mean doses of morphine, NSAIDs, and paracetamol were 42.6 mg, 300 mg, and 40 g, respectively; mean hospital stay was 11.3 days; and length of neovaginas was 10, 12, and 12 cm. Although sigmoid colpoplasty is a reliable and reproducible technique, it requires experience in laparoscopic colonic surgery. The combined laparoscopic-perineal approach is associated with less analgesic requirement, shorter hospital stay, and similar anatomic results compared with the laparotomic-perineal approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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