October 18th, 2018

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Successful Treatment of Congenital Absence of Vagina with a Vesicocervical Fistula: A Case Report
Authors:  Hongxiang Chen, M.D., Fen Wang, M.D., Libin Liao, M.D., Lin Wang, M.D., and Shengbin Bai, Ph.D.
BACKGROUND: Congenital absence of the vagina is a congenital disorder of the reproductive system affecting 1 in 5,000–10,000 females. Vesicocervical fistula is very rare, accounting for approximately 4% of all urogenital fistulas. However, the combination of congenital absence of the vagina and vesicocervical fistula, as occurred in this case, is even more rare.

CASE: In this report, we present a case in which 2 surgical procedures were performed together to treat both the congenital absence of the vagina and vesicocervical fistula.

CONCLUSION: The combined operation lasted for 3.5 hours. The patient had a normal sex life and subsequently married.
Keywords:  congenital absence of vagina, reconstructive surgical procedures, vagina, vaginal reconstruction, vesicovaginal fistula
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