Total vaginectomy

What is total vaginectomy?

A total vaginectomy is the surgical technique by which the vagina is completely extirpated. This operation has the goal of avoiding the accumulation of vaginal secretions a biological woman produces, as well as possible illnesses that may settle there. Often it is undertaken in the same surgical operation as sex reassignment, and can be performed after total hysterectomy (by any entry approach).

The operation

The patient will be admitted to the hospital centre on the same day as the operation. During those hours, pertinent monitoring will be conducted and the intestine prepared, as well as the region to be affected by the operation.

Often it is undertaken in the same surgical operation as sex reassignment, and can be performed after radical hysterectomy (by any entry). The final goal is total resection of the vaginal mucosa that biological women possess.

Possible complications

The complications that most frequently may appear are:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding: The patient may experience an episode of bleeding during or after the operation.