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Martius Labial Fat Pad procedure

  • Dominic Lee
  • Philippe E. ZimmernEmail author
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Abstract

The Martius labial fat pad (MLFP) is a pedicle graft of fatty tissue which is harvested from the labia majora. The procedure is rather simple, takes typically 15’ or so, and produces a well vascularized fat pad of variable length (average 8–12 cm) based on where it will ultimately be positioned. This fat pad can be used as an interposition layer during a variety of vaginal procedures. We describe a typical indication for MLFP, then the technical steps at length. Complications are infrequent. We present the limited information available from the literature

Keywords

Martius graft Female Surgical reconstruction Vesico-vaginal fistula Urethrolysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UrologySt. George Private Medical CentreSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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