Laparoscopically assisted creation of a neovagina using the Louisville modification

Fertil Steril. 2007 Nov;88(5):1431-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2006.11.202. Epub 2007 Apr 3.


Objective: To report a modification of the laparoscopic Davydov method for creation of a neovagina.

Design: Case study.

Setting: University gynecology practice.

Patient(s): Female with vaginal agenesis.

Intervention(s): Laparoscopically assisted creation of a neovagina using a modified technique to improve both structural and functional capacity.

Main outcome measure(s): Patient morbidity and satisfaction.

Result(s): The patient satisfactorily underwent creation of a neovagina using the laparoscopic modification of the Davydov technique via the Louisville method.

Conclusion(s): This laparoscopic modification allows for structural maintenance and functional capacity without increasing postoperative morbidity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Surgically-Created Structures*
  • Vagina / abnormalities
  • Vagina / surgery*