Robotic Sigmoid Vaginoplasty in an Adolescent Girl With Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome

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Abstract

Background

Sigmoid vaginoplasty has carved a niche for itself in reconstructive genitoplasty. We describe the successful use of a robotically assisted sigmoid vaginoplasty in an adolescent girl with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome.

Case

An 18-year-old girl was referred to our hospital with the complaint of primary amenorrhea. She was thoroughly evaluated and magnetic resonance imaging was done, which revealed absence of a vagina and uterus but bilateral normal ovaries. Because cytogenetic analysis was “normal 46,XX” karyotype, Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome was diagnosed. She was successfully managed by the use of robot-isolated sigmoid colon segment for vaginal replacement and robot-sewn colon-colon anastomosis. A follow-up was done at the 3rd and 6th months, which revealed a large capacious vagina even without self-dilatation.

Conclusions

The robotic approach is feasible and can produce satisfying postoperative outcomes and might be a minimally invasive technique in future vaginoplasty surgery.

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