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Neovagina for Congenital Anomalies (MKHS)

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a rare disorder in which the uterus and/or vagina are unable to develop properly. Individuals with this syndrome may have a normal ovarian function and external genitalia. However, the issue lies within the vagina and/or uterus.


The best solution to MRKH is the creation of a new vagina, known as the formation of a "neovagina".


Depending on the stage of underdevelopment, there may be options that do not require surgical procedures. However, surgery often offers quicker results with a minimum period of discomfort.


Surgical options include:

  • McIndoe procedure, using a skin graft from the buttocks
  • Bowel vaginoplasty: the creation of the neovagina from a section of the bowel
  • Vecchietti procedure, the surgical insertion of a medical device to stretch the underdeveloped vagina
  • The Kimble Procedure, using a biograft.


For more information, consult Drs. Kimble & Kimble to discuss your options for treatment.