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The use of a silicone-coated acrylic vaginal stent in McIndoe vaginoplasty and review of the literature concerning silicone-based vaginal stents: a case report

Ayhan Coskun1, Yusuf Kenan Coban2*, Mehmet Ali Vardar3 and Ahmet Cemil Dalay4

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sutcu Imam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

2 Department of Plastic Surgery, Sutcu Imam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey

4 Department of Plastic Surgery, Cukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey

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BMC Surgery 2007, 7:13  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-7-13

Published: 10 July 2007

Abstract

Background

Mc Indoe vaginoplasty is one of the mostly performed surgical interventions in Mullerian agenesis.

Case presentations

We present our experience on the use of a new designed vaginal stent that was coated with silicone in two mullerian agenesis cases who had Mc Indoe vaginoplasty. Both full thickness and splitt thickness skin graft were used with the stent. No graft loss or hyperthrophic scarring which may be seen at the apex of neovagina after Mc Indoe vaginoplasty was observed during the follow-up period and adequate neovaginal depth were obtained in both of the patients.

Conclusion

We think that the incorporation of silicone to a vaginal stent for postoperative wound care improves skin graft take and decreases a possible constriction band formation in neovagina.