Colpectomy after vaginoplasty in transsexuals

A. Van Anneke Engeland, J. Joris Hage, Paul J. Van Diest, Refaat B. Karim

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Background: Penile amputation, vaginoplasty, and clitoroplasty help male-to-female transsexuals accept their bodies and increase psychosocial function. Subsequent colpectomy is unusual. Cases: We report three patients in whom complicated, long-term problems subsequent to vaginoplasty led to total colpectomy in one case of neovaginal overgrowth of condylomata acuminata, and in two cases of colitis in rectosigmoid transplants used for neovaginoplasties. Conclusion: Before inversion of penile skin, in cases in which the genital skin has condylomata, the risk of condylomata overgrowth might be anticipated. Rectosigmoid vaginoplasty might result in therapy-resistent colitis, which also could lead to colpectomy. Copyright (C) 2000 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1006-1008
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6 II Suppl.
StatePublished - Jun 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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