Retraction Note to: Peritoneal vaginoplasty by Luohu I and Luohu II technique: a comparative study of the outcomes

Abstract

BACKGROUND Surgical vaginoplasty is the standard treatment for women suffering from Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. This study compares the advantages and disadvantages of Luohu I technique or its modification, Luohu II technique. METHODS Women with MRKH syndrome undergoing laparoscopic peritoneal vaginoplasty using either the Luohu I (N = 145) or Luohu II (N = 155) technique were recruited. We compare the effectiveness of the Luohu II and one of Luohu I. Sexual satisfaction was checked by Female Sexual Function Index. RESULTS There was no significant difference in the mean operation time, volume of intraoperative blood loss, time for the first passage of gas, sexual satisfaction (and hospital stay for patients in either group (P > 0.05). But patients in the Luohu II group had a significantly lower incidence of complications than patients in the Luohu I group. All patients had vaginal depths more than 9 cm over 3 months post-surgery. CONCLUSIONS Compared with the traditional Luohu I laparoscopic peritoneal vaginoplasty, the Luohu II operation is easier to perform and causes less damage to the bladder and rectum. The physiological and anatomical features of the artificial vagina resemble the normal vagina in both techniques.

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