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Management of Vulvovaginal Strictures/Shortened Vagina

AMANKWAH, YAA A. MBChB*; HAEFNER, HOPE K. MD; BRINCAT, CYNTHIA A. MD, PHD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 2010 - Volume 53 - Issue 1 - pp 125-133
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181ce8a89
Vaginal Surgery

Vaginal strictures are generally difficult to manage and tend to reccur despite appropriate initial therapy. Vaginal dilation with or without surgery is the main stay of treatment. Causes, diagnosis and management of the vulvovaginal strictures are presented.

*Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Correspondence: Hope K. Haefner, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Michigan Hospitals, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. E-mail: Haefner@umich.edu; deef@med.umich.edu

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.