PMID: 1207315Nov 1, 1975Paper

Gynecological remarks on the problem of the artificial vagina (author's transl)

Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie
H J Staemmler


Accurate differentiation of the pathologic state must precede surgical construction of an artificial vagina. Moreover, it is necessary to know whether a uterus is present and whether the psychosexual development of the patient is female. Differential diagnosis is concerned with various forms of intersexuality, especially aplasia and atresia of the vagina. Relevant cases are reported. The author prefers the McIndoe operation, because of its low risk. If the patient has a uterus (i.e. women with AGS with complete masculinization or women with atresia of the vagina) more effective operations should be done, as intercourse and conception are possible after surgery in these women.

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