The laparoscopic Vecchietti technique for vaginal agenesis

F. Borruto, F. S. Camoglio, N. Zampieri, L. Fedele

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate surgical, long-term anatomic and functional results of the laparoscopic Vecchietti procedure to treat women with vaginal agenesis. MethodsRetrospective analysis of 86 women treated at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Verona, Italy. Data were analyzed based on surgical results and postoperative sexual satisfaction. Depth and diameter of the neo-vagina was determined. The characteristics of the neo-vaginal mucosa were investigated by vaginoscopy. Patients reported frequency, satisfaction, and any difficulties found at intercourse. ResultsFunctional success was obtained in 98.1% and anatomic success in 100%. In all patients, at 1 year, the mucosa was pink, trophic, and moist. Two fingers were introduced easily into the neo-vagina in all cases. All patients, which decided to have sexual intercourse, defined these as satisfying within 6 months. ConclusionsLaparoscopic procedure used in this study is simple, safe, and effective. Anatomical and functional results obtained suggest this laparoscopic procedure as the treatment of choice for this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Neo-vagina;
  • Sexual satisfaction
  • Vaginal agenesis;

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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