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Vulvar Reconstruction Following Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and other Acquired Deformities


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dan mon O’Dey
    Pages 1-33
  3. Dan mon O’Dey
    Pages 35-48
  4. Dan mon O’Dey
    Pages 49-97

About this book


This book describes essential operative techniques that can be used to anatomically reconstruct the outer female genital in acquired deformities derived from ritual genital mutilation/cutting, and diseases causing similar deforming defects. Following an introduction with general insights on the topic, the main chapters deal with basic considerations and special anatomical information. With the help of high-quality videos and images, the reader receives detailed instructions on clitoral and vulvar reconstruction with techniques invented by the author, named the NMCS-procedure, the OD-flap and the aOAP-flap procedures. The book is rounded out with chapters describing postoperative care and how to manage complications.

The integrity of their outer genitals is important for patients’ physical and psychological wellbeing. As such, the vulva is now receiving increasing attention and will likely continue to grow in importance in plastic surgery. The author, who has developed outstanding procedures for vulvar and clitoral reconstruction over the years, shares his considerable experience and hopes to highlight the importance of these methods to overcome the burden of female genital mutilation/cutting.


Reconstruction Anatomy Clitoris Vulva Prepuce Labias Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Director, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Hand SurgeryCenter of Reconstructive Surgery of Female Gender Characteristics, Luisenhospital AachenAachenGermany

About the authors

Dr. O`Dey received his PhD in medicine in 2011. His research focuses on composite anatomic vascular territories. Until 2013, he worked in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Center at Aachen University Hospital. Since 2014 he is head of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Center of Reconstructive Surgery of female gender characteristics at Aachen Luisenhospital, Teaching Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH). Dr. O´Dey is an international speaker, the author of many scientific articles, fellow of EBOPRRAS, and member of DGPRÄC and ISAPS.   

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vulvar Reconstruction Following Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and other Acquired Deformities
  • Authors Dan mon O´Dey
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-02166-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-02168-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 97
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 182 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
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