Systematic review: the use of vaginal mold in current vaginoplasty surgeries - techniques and materials

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Jéssica Silveira Ávila
Luanne Cardoso Mendes

Abstract

This paper presents a study of the techniques and materials used in vaginoplasty surgeries performed around the world. It consists of a systematic review that covered the identification, selection and critique of primary studies of topics involving the use of vaginal molds in surgeries for different patients: women with Mayer-Rokitansky syndrome; and transgender patients who underwent sex reassignment surgery (CRS), that is, patients with gender dysphoria. The researches made in the chosen databases, after applying the criteria of inclusion and exclusion of articles, resulted in 19 publications, which represented the basis of the construction of this work. It also focuses on the description of the technologies, materials and methods used in the manufacture of vaginal molds used in surgery. In all studies, the molds have the function of maintaining the structure of the neovagina, thus avoiding vaginal stenosis, besides fixing the material used as a graft in the new cavity, covering it, favoring epithelization.

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Silveira Ávila, J., & Cardoso Mendes, L. (2021). Systematic review: the use of vaginal mold in current vaginoplasty surgeries - techniques and materials. International Journal of Advances in Medical Biotechnology - IJAMB, 3(2). Retrieved from https://journalamb.com/index.php/jamb/article/view/82
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Jéssica Silveira Ávila, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

1Dep. De Engenharia Elétrica, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia (MG), Brasil.

Luanne Cardoso Mendes, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Departamento De Engenharia Elétrica, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia (MG), Brasil