Chapter 28. Female Genital Reconstruction I

  1. Duncan T. Wilcox MBBS, MD, FEAPU Associate Professor2,
  2. Prasad P. Godbole FRCS, FRCS, (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist3 and
  3. Martin A. Koyle MD, FAAP, FACS Professor of Urology Pediatrics Chief4,5
  1. Sarah M. Creighton MD, FRCOG Consultant Gynaecologist

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch28

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

How to Cite

Creighton, S. M. (2008) Female Genital Reconstruction I, in Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management (eds D. T. Wilcox, P. P. Godbole and M. A. Koyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Pediatric Urology, Rose Mary Haggar Professorship in Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 3

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

  3. 4

    University of Washington, USA

  4. 5

    Division of Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Author Information

  1. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, University College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162685

Online ISBN: 9781444304183



  • vaginal stenosis;
  • reconstructive genital surgery;
  • androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS);
  • vaginal agenesis;
  • vaginal dilation;
  • intestinal vaginoplasty


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of surgery

  • Creation of a neovagina

  • Timing of vaginoplasty

  • Assessment of outcome

  • Techniques for creation of a neovagina

  • Surgical options for vaginal creation

  • McIndoe-Reed procedure

  • Laparoscopic Vechietti and Davydov procedures

  • Feminizing genital surgery for ambiguous genitalia

  • Conclusion

  • References