Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 September 2017, last major update March 2003

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

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

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Neovagina. website. Accessed August 19th, 2018.
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