PMID: 12778787Jun 5, 2003Paper

Labia minora skin flap vaginoplasty using tissue expansion

Zhonghua zheng xing wai ke za zhi = Zhonghua zhengxing waike zazhi = Chinese journal of plastic surgery
Jie WuZhi-qin Hu

Abstract

This is to introduce a method for vagina reconstruction using the expanded labia minora flap. Two tissue expanders were implanted in the labia minora bilaterally and expanded slowly over 4 weeks. In the operation, the expanded labial tissue was advanced as a bipedicle flap to line the reconstructed vagina. Five patients were treated with this method. Postoperative stent placement and dilation resulted in a vaginal canal exceeding 8 cm in depth. During the follow-up of 6 months to 2 years, four of the five patients got married. The vulva exhibited almost indistinguishable appearance. The reconstructed vagina had sensory and secretary functions. Its morphology and depth well meet the physiological demand. The modified method of tissue expansion vaginoplasty using the labia minora bipedicle flap is a good option for vagina surgery. The reconstructed vagina possesses the anatomical and physiological resemblance.

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