Laparoscopic creation of a neovagina in women with pelvic kidney

Luigi Fedele, S. Bianchi, M. Dorta, G. Zanconato, R. Raffaelli

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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    Fedele, L., Bianchi, S., Dorta, M., Zanconato, G., & Raffaelli, R. (1999). Laparoscopic creation of a neovagina in women with pelvic kidney. American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 6(3), 327-329.