You could be reading the full-text of this article now if you...

If you have access to this article through your institution,
you can view this article in

Surgically Shortened Vagina Lengthened by Laparoscopic Davydov Procedure

Moriarty, Christopher R. OMS-III, BS; Miklos, John R. MD; Moore, Robert D. DO

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e3182a11ae8
Case Reports
Abstract

Background: The laparoscopic Davydov procedure is a neovagina surgical technique most commonly used in patients with vaginal agenesis. We present a unique case of vaginal length restoration using this procedure in a patient with vaginal shortening after multiple vaginal surgeries.

Case: A 62-year-old patient presented to our office after multiple vaginal surgeries with symptoms suggestive of cystocele, rectocele, vaginal vault prolapse, and dyspareunia. Excessive vaginal shortening and a painful vaginal apex were also noted upon initial examination. A laparoscopic Davydov procedure was performed to lengthen the vagina and to eliminate the apical pain.

Conclusion: The laparoscopic Davydov procedure is a surgical option for patients with surgically shortened vaginas and dyspareunia.

Author Information

From the Atlanta Urogynecology Associates, Atlanta, GA.

Reprints: John R. Miklos, MD, Atlanta Urogynecology Associates, Atlanta, GA, 3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 330, Alpharetta, GA 30005. E-mail: johnrmiklos@yahoo.com.

The authors have declared that there are no conflicts of interest.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins