High imperforate transverse vaginal septum with vaginal cicatrisation: a surgical tribulation

Jyothi Shetty, Deeksha Pandey, Deepa Reddy

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An early adolescent girl was referred to us with cryptomenorrhoea, and pelvic pain consistent with obstructed menstruation. Originally presumed to be a case of imperforate hymen, she was referred to our centre after two failed surgical misadventures at correcting the obstruction. MRI revealed a haematometrocolpos, high transverse complete vaginal septum and an occluded vagina. She underwent a laparoscopic drainage of the collection, septal resection and a vaginoplasty with an absorbable Interceed graft. Postoperative recovery was smooth and she was sent with instructions to use a vaginal mould daily. Successful surgical treatment requires precise preoperative planning with MRI. A vaginal-assisted laparoscopic approach turned out to be advantageous in resecting the septum to a large extent due to the associated cicatrised vagina. The use of Interceed, a novel mould and harnessing system, ensured a favourable postoperative outcome by bolstering patient motivation due to its less challenging technique of use.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere257180
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 05-03-2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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