Vaginal reconstruction in gynecological oncology: A review of techniques

J. F. Magrina, B. J. Masterson

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Abstract

Surgical reconstruction of a functioning vagina following radical pelvic surgery may be considered in patients desiring postoperative vaginal function. Patient motivation is necessary if satisfactory anatomical and functional results are to be obtained. Cooperation of the patient in following postoperative directions is required for successful rehabilitation. Improved acceptance of radical procedures may be expected if vaginal function is preserved or restored at a later stage. For some, treatment is not complete until sexual rehabilitation is accomplished. If reconstruction of the vagina is attempted at the time of surgical excision of pelvic malignancy adequate preoperative and operative planning are essential. Prognosis should be considered where palliative surgery is performed. Some have indicated a 2 to 3 year delay to demonstrate no recurrence and patient motivation. A review of the techniques available for vaginal reconstruction after radical pelvic surgery is presented. Variations of each technique may be necessary, and the procedure must be planned for each patient individually.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalObstetrical and Gynecological Survey
Volume36
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Vagina
Motivation
Rehabilitation
Patient Compliance
Palliative Care
Recurrence
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
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Vaginal reconstruction in gynecological oncology : A review of techniques. / Magrina, J. F.; Masterson, B. J.

In: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, Vol. 36, No. 1, 1981, p. 1-10.

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Magrina, J. F. ; Masterson, B. J. / Vaginal reconstruction in gynecological oncology : A review of techniques. In: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 1981 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 1-10.
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