Reconstruction of acquired defects of the vagina and perineum

Christopher J. Salgado, Harvey Chim, Piotr P. Skowronski, John Oeltjen, Meily Rodriguez, Samir Mardini

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Successful reconstruction of vaginal and perineal defects requires close communication and cooperation between the extirpative and reconstructive surgeon. A variety of reconstructive options is available, dependent on the nature of the defect and extent of the ablative surgery. In all cases, obliteration of pelvic dead space and separation of intraabdominal contents from the perineum are important considerations to ensure uncomplicated perineal wound healing. The decision for vaginal reconstruction is also contingent upon the age, sexual function, and wishes of the patient. In this article, we review options for vaginal and perineal reconstruction in acquired defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Vagina
  • clitoris
  • labia majora
  • labia minora
  • uterine cancer
  • vaginal cancer
  • vulva
  • vulvar cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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