The application of 'endovaginal' sonography during a laparoscopy-assisted Vecchietti operation

Tamás Csermely, László Halvax, Miklós Vizer, Péter Tamás, Kálmán Kovács, Péter Gõcze, István Szabó, András Szilágyi

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Abstract

Background. Many types of operations are described to create a neovagina in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, that sometimes result in injury of the surrounding organs. Many trials are detailed in the literature to avoid these complications. Our goal was to examine the benefit of 'endovaginal' sonography during a laparoscopy-assisted Vecchietti operation to avoid bladder injuries. Methods. A neovagina was created in 15 women with MRKH syndrome by the method of Vecchietti assisted by laparoscopy. The method was modified with the use of 'endovaginal' sonography, in order to reduce bladder and rectal injuries. The vaginal ultrasound transducer, placed in front of the vaginal dimple, can guide penetration from the perineum into the peritoneal cavity. With this technique, the narrow space between the bladder and rectum can be well identified. Results. All operations were successful, without any complication, forming a well-functioning 8-10 cm long neovagina, allowing easy introduction of two fingers in all cases, and with good quality of sexual life for the couples. Conclusion. Creation of a neovagina by any method in MRKH syndrome may sometimes result in injury of the bladder or rectum due to the narrow space between the bladder and rectum. The placement of the endovaginal ultrasound transducer in front of the vaginal dimple seems to be a promising method to avoid these complications during a laparoscopy-assisted Vecchietti operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1231-1235
Number of pages5
JournalActa obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 28 2007

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Keywords

  • Laparoscopy
  • MRKH-syndrome
  • Sonography
  • Vecchietti operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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