Objectives. To describe 3 cases of successful laparoscopically assisted vaginal reconstruction using an ileal segment in patients with complete neovaginal stenosis. Methods. We evaluated 5 male-to-female transsexual patients who required laparoscopic-assisted vaginal replacement for complete neovaginal stenosis after sex reassignment surgery. We performed complete laparoscopic vaginal isolation and mobilization, external configuration of the vagina, and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal anastomosis. Results. No intraoperative complications occurred, and laparotomy conversion was not necessary. The mean length of the neovagina at the first postoperative visit was 13 cm. At a mean follow-up of 14 months, all patients were sexually active and completely satisfied with the operation. Conclusions. Our results have confirmed the feasibility of laparoscopic perineal neovagina construction by ileal colpoplasty. The cosmetic, functional, and anatomic results were encouraging. Isolated ileal segments provided excellent tissue for vaginal replacement, resulting in excellent patient satisfaction and relatively low morbidity. Furthermore, we report a modified surgical approach to conventional ileal vaginoplasty according to the Monti channel principle. © 2005 Elsevier Inc.

LAPAROSCOPIC MOBILIZATION OF NEOVAGINA TO ASSIST SECONDARY ILEAL VAGINOPLASTY IN MALE-TO-FEMALE TRANSSEXUALS

S. SIRACUSANO;
2005

Abstract

Objectives. To describe 3 cases of successful laparoscopically assisted vaginal reconstruction using an ileal segment in patients with complete neovaginal stenosis. Methods. We evaluated 5 male-to-female transsexual patients who required laparoscopic-assisted vaginal replacement for complete neovaginal stenosis after sex reassignment surgery. We performed complete laparoscopic vaginal isolation and mobilization, external configuration of the vagina, and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal anastomosis. Results. No intraoperative complications occurred, and laparotomy conversion was not necessary. The mean length of the neovagina at the first postoperative visit was 13 cm. At a mean follow-up of 14 months, all patients were sexually active and completely satisfied with the operation. Conclusions. Our results have confirmed the feasibility of laparoscopic perineal neovagina construction by ileal colpoplasty. The cosmetic, functional, and anatomic results were encouraging. Isolated ileal segments provided excellent tissue for vaginal replacement, resulting in excellent patient satisfaction and relatively low morbidity. Furthermore, we report a modified surgical approach to conventional ileal vaginoplasty according to the Monti channel principle. © 2005 Elsevier Inc.
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