Management of female anterior perineal injuries with urethrovaginal disruption by anterior sagittal transanorectal approach

Deepak Bagga, Narinder Teckchandani, Devendra K Yadav, Samir Kant Acharya, Bikash Nareti
Journal of Pediatric Urology 2012, 8 (4): 375-8

OBJECTIVE: Urethrovaginal disruption injury poses a considerable challenge in surgical correction, mainly due to difficult access to the receded urethrovaginal unit deep in the scarred anterior perineum. We assessed the feasibility, safety and efficacy of the anterior sagittal transanorectal approach (ASTRA) in the repair of anterior perineal injury with urethrovaginal disruption in female children.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three girls with urethrovaginal disruption following perineal injury were operated by ASTRA between March 2008 and December 2010. All of them had severe scarring of the anterior perineum at the time of definitive repair by this approach. One underwent ASTRA repair without a covering colostomy.

RESULTS: Total urethrovaginal mobilization and anchorage of urethral and vaginal orifices at the vestibule were successfully achieved in all patients. One patient has developed vaginal stenosis at 1.5 years follow up. Despite the absence of a colostomy cover in one case, there were no wound complications in the early postoperative period.

CONCLUSION: The ASTRA is safe and efficacious in the repair of traumatic urethrovaginal disruption in children.


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