Combined cervical and vaginal reconstruction with prefabricated pudendal thigh flap in a case with cervical and vaginal agenesis (MURCS syndrome): A new and original technique

Gurlek A., Aslan S. S. , FIRAT C. , Otturk-Ersoz A., Burak F.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.61, no.1, pp.88-93, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0b013e31815799d7
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-93


In the presence of functional endometrium, in addition to the construction of anatomically, functionally normal and sensitive neovagina and cervix, the preservation of the uterus for future possible pregnancies must also be considered as the main goal in this process. So far.. hysterectomy was the general treatment modality in such cases. For maintaining cervical patency, there were no reports in the literature related to cervical prefabrication using flaps. In this report we present a case with cervical and vaginal agenesis (MURCS syndrome). In this case combined cervical and vaginal reconstructions were successfully performed by using bilateral pudendal thigh flaps; a real-like cervix and cervical canal had been previously prefabricated on the distal part of one of the pudendal thigh flaps. Sensitivity and function were both preserved and maintained at the end of this operation.