Unfavorable long-term results of rectosigmoid neocolpopoiesis

J. Joris Hage, Refaat B. Karim, Henk Asscheman, Elisabeth Bloemena, Miguel A. Cuesta

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We report on unfavorable long-term results after rectosigmoid neocolpopoiesis in 12 patients, as well as on possible prevention and treatment of these results. To prevent neovaginal introitus stenosis, the rectosigmoid mucosa should be sutured to the perineal skin in an ex-aggerated interdigital fashion. In cases where introitus stenosis has developed, pedicled transposition flaps from perineum or labia or from the gluteal or inguinal plica region have to be used. Similar flaps also may be applied in cases of rectovagina fistulas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842
Number of pages1
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995

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