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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181cd4128
Vaginal Surgery

Vaginal Surgery for Congenital Anomalies

QUINT, ELISABETH H. MD*; McCARTHY, JENIFER D. MD; SMITH, YOLANDA R. MD*

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Abstract

Congenital anomalies of the vagina may be isolated to the vagina or be part of a more complex Mullerian tract anomaly with possible fertility concerns. Patient age, complete assessment of the anomaly before surgery, and the psychologic implications for the patient are important components of the initial evaluation and treatment planning. Imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging, should be used to assess the extent of the anomaly and possibly other organ systems involved. Surgeries for imperforate hymen, longitudinal septum, and low thin transverse septum are relatively straightforward. More complicated surgeries should be performed by a specialized surgical team.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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