A 25 yr old Iraqi girl with a very rare condition called congenital anomaly Mayer-Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome in which she was born without a vagina, was treated in FMRI by Dr Sanjay Gogoi, Director- Urology and Renal Transplant and his team. The incidence of this syndrome is 1 in 5000 and very few cases have been reported till date. She also did not have internal genital organs like the Uterus and fallopian tubes. Reconstructing a new vagina for these patients is a very challenging job. In most cases new vagina is made using skin graft after making a tunnel in perineum which is associated with very high incidence of complications and subsequent failure. A part of large bowel (Sigmoid colon) was used to reconstruct a new vagina (Sigmoid Neo-vagina).
Article Source: https://www.fmri.in/medical-bulletin/Fortis-Memorial-Research-Institute-collaborates-with-IIT-Delhi-for-research-work