Laparoscopic modification of Vecchietti's technique for creating a neovagina was carried out in four women with Rokitansky syndrome and renal anomalies. All four patients had pelvic kidney, and in two it was associated with contralateral renal agenesis. The procedure was specifically modified to reduce the risks inherent in the most difficult step, passing the thread- bearing cutting needle from the abdominal wall to the retrohymenal fossa, through the vesicorectal space. In all patients this was done successfully on the side contralateral to the pelvic kidney or in the hemipelvis in which the ureter was absent. Our experience proves that Vecchietti's technique for creating a neovagina, performed by laparoscopy, is feasible in patients with pelvic kidney, and laparotomy is unnecessary.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology