Vagina: Diseases and Treatment



The diseases and anomalies of the vagina are varied and have widespread and long-lasting implications. Early in life much attention is given to the function of the urinary tract while later in life menstruation, sexual function, and fertility become more significant issues. As such, developing approaches to these diseases must take into account both the urinary and reproductive concerns as well as the two disparate time frames. The surgeon has to perform reconstructions and orchestrate therapies that will be feasible in infancy and create a reasonable lifestyle as a functional adult.


Gonadal Dysgenesis Urogenital Sinus Primary Amenorrhea Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Mullerian Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric General and Thoracic SurgeryChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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