Jonathan S. Berek

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  • DELAYED VAGINAL RECONSTRUCTION IN THE FIBROTIC PELVIS FOLLOWING RADIATION OR PREVIOUS RECONSTRUCTION OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Berek, J. S., Hacker, N. F., Lagasse, L. D., Smith, M. L. 1983; 61 (6): 743-748

    Abstract:

    Vaginal reconstruction was performed in 14 patients who had developed vaginal stenosis secondary to extensive pelvic fibrosis after pelvic radiation therapy (12 patients) or prior vaginal reconstruction (2 patients). Sixteen procedures were performed using a split-thickness skin graft. All patients had satisfactory vaginal restoration, and 12 patients reported good vaginal function. No fistula developed as a result of the operative procedure, but one patient later developed a rectovaginal fistula resulting from tumor recurrence. Successful vaginal reconstruction can be achieved even years after initial therapy in patients who develop an obliterated vagina from previous radiation or surgery.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1983QS71000015

    View details for PubMedID 6843934

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