Topic Completed: 1 March 2003

Revised: 25 February 2019

Copyright: 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Neovagina "loattrfree full text"[sb]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Neovagina. website. Accessed September 24th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Aka artificial vagina
  • Created from isolated segments of sigmoid colon or from peritoneum, for patients with vaginal aplasia or in male to female transsexuals
  • Patients with sigmoid vaginas but without bowel disease had discharge, slight blood loss and mild diversion colitis
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Sigmoid vaginas - mild diversion colitis with lymphocytic infiltration, variable acute inflammatory infiltrate in lamina propria
  • Peritoneum vaginas - squamous metaplastic epithelium with variable paramesonephric-like glandular elements in mucosa and submucosa resembling mild adenosis
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