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Davydov Procedure for Augmenting Vaginal Length in a Postsurgical Male-to-Female Transgender Patient

Jalalizadeh, Mehrsa, MD; Shobeiri, S. Abbas, MD, MBA

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: July/August 2018 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p e9–e11
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000562
Case Reports

Male-to-female gender reassignment surgery may lead to unsatisfactory vaginal length. No standard approaches are established to treat these patients. We present a case of vaginoplasty using the laparoscopic Davydov technique performed on a male-to-female transgender patient. Our case provides a novel approach to treating this rare condition and introduces Davydov procedure as a potentially effective and safe treatment. Preoperative endovaginal and endoanal 3-dimensional ultrasounds and a pelvic magnetic resonance imaging of the case are presented to provide details of this patient's unique anatomy.

This case illustrates the utility of Davydov procedure for vaginal lengthening in a transgender female.

From the Virginia Commonwealth University, INOVA Campus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, INOVA Women's Hospital, Falls Church, VA.

Correspondence: S. Abbas Shobeiri, MD, MBA, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, INOVA Women's Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd, Second Floor South Tower, Falls Church, VA 22042-3307. E-mail:

The authors have declared that they have no conflicts of interest.

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