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Labial skin-flap vaginoplasty using tissue expanders
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PMID:  9069225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In severe vaginal malformations, when the distance between the upper vaginal pouch and perineum is too long (6 cm or more), reconstruction of the vagina can be performed by colonic interposition or by long cutaneous flaps obtained by the tissue expansion technique. Two female adolescents were treated using expanded labial skin flaps. Dissection and anastomosis between the vaginal remnant and cutaneous tube was performed by the transtrigonal approach. Results were satisfactory at 2.5-year follow-up. In our opinion, expanded labial skin-flap vaginoplasty has three main advantages: (1) it permits the construction of a large, soft, well-vascularized neovagina using non-hair-bearing labial skin; (2) it obviates postoperative dilations and prevents delayed strictures; and (3) a transtrigonal approach permits an easy vaginal dissection and a careful, tension-free anastomosis.
Belloli; Campobasso; Musi
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Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1437-9813     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
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Created Date:  1997-03-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  168-71     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Regional Hospital, I-36100 Vicenza, Italy
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