Neovagina in Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome: Vaginoplasty Using Ileal Flap


  • Sílvia Serrano Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. Hospital de Santa Maria. Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte. Lisbon.
  • Inês Pereira Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Hospital CUF Descobertas. Lisbon; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Hospital CUF Torres Vedras. Torres Vedras.
  • Alexandra Henriques Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. Hospital de Santa Maria. Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte. Lisbon; Lisbon School of Medicine. Lisbon Academical Medical Center. Lisbon.
  • Alexandre Valentim Lourenço Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. Hospital de Santa Maria. Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte. Lisbon; Lisbon School of Medicine. Lisbon Academical Medical Center. Lisbon.



46, XX Disorders of Sex Development/surgery, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Vagina/surgery


Introduction: Surgical treatment of patients with malformations of the female genital tract is a complex problem and there are different techniques described in the literature. The goal of all these techniques is the reconstruction of a neovagina that is anatomically similar to a vagina, with adequate length to facilitate sexual functioning and with the lowest risk of possible complications. The aim of this study is to describe the surgical technique for the reconstruction of a neovagina from an ileal segment without a vascular pedicle.
Material and Methods: Description of a surgical technique developed in our tertiary university center in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome.
Results: The vaginoplasty surgery using ileal flap was performed in three steps. In the first part of the intervention a laparoscopic hysterectomy with bilateral salpingectomy was performed. The second step consisted of isolating the ileal segment, ileal anastomosis and preparing the ileal segment. After the isolated segment was prepared, it was repositioned in a vagina mold to configure the neovagina. Finally, the third step included the adaptation of the vaginal mold with the ileal mucosa to the vesicorectal space.
Conclusion: Ileal vaginoplasty without a vascular pedicle is an option that can be used to reconstruct the vagina, because it provides an excellent tissue for vaginal replacement. This technique can be used in patients with genital malformations of the genital tract with absence or vaginal hypoplasia.


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Serrano S, Pereira I, Henriques A, Valentim Lourenço A. Neovagina in Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome: Vaginoplasty Using Ileal Flap. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 4 [cited 2024 May 28];36(6):408-15. Available from: