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Single-stage feminizing genitoplasty in aphallia through an anterior saggital approach

      Abstract

      Purpose

      An ideal feminizing genitoplasty in aphallia should achieve good cosmesis and capacious vagina in a single-stage repair. Most of the techniques described in the literature are variations of the posterior sagittal approach with staged repair. We describe a single-stage anterior sagittal approach for feminizing genitoplasty in cases of aphallia.

      Materials and Methods

      A case of aphallia was operated through an anterior sagittal approach, and a spiral Monti tube of sigmoid colon was used to create a neovagina. Preservation of the skin tag around the urethra and its placement in the perineum gives it the appearance of the clitoris.

      Result

      The patient has been observed for 7 months. She is continent and has a satisfactory cosmetic appearance and capacious vagina.

      Conclusion

      A single-stage operation through an anterior sagittal approach is a good alternative technique for genital reconstruction in the case of aphallia.

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