Management of transverse vaginal septum using the Olbert balloon catheter to mobilize the proximal vaginal mucosa and facilitate low anastomosis

Lawrence C Layman, Paul G McDonough

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Abstract

Objective: To mobilize and make available for anastomosis the maximal amount of mucosa from the expanded upper vaginal tissue and avoid postoperative narrowing of the vagina. Design: Technique paper. Setting: Tertiary care medical center. Patient(s): Patients with a hematocolpos due to transverse vaginal septum. Intervention(s): Pull through of proximal distended vagina using an Olbert balloon catheter. Main Outcome Measure(s): To avoid midvaginal narrowing due to retraction of the suture line in the surgical management of transverse vaginal septum with hematocolpos. Result(s): High-pressure balloon expansion of the proximal hematocolpos optimizes the vaginal mucosa available for final anastomosis. Conclusion(s): The use of a high-pressure dilatation balloon permits high intraballoon pressures that facilitate the surgical management of transverse vaginal septum and limit postoperative narrowing of the vagina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2316-2318
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

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Hematocolpos
Vagina
Mucous Membrane
Catheters
Pressure
Tertiary Care Centers
Sutures
Dilatation
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Keywords

  • Distention balloons
  • hematocolpos
  • transverse vaginal septum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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