Treatment of vaginal agglutination associated with chronic graft-versus-host disease Article

cited authors

  • Hayes, EC; Rock, JA

fiu authors

abstract

  • Objective: To describe the presentation and clinical course of two patients after development of vaginal agglutination associated with chronic graft-versus-host disease. Design: Case report. Setting: Tertiary referral center for pelvic reconstructive surgery. Patient(s): Two patients with the diagnosis of chronic graft-versus-host disease who later developed vaginal agglutination requiring treatment. Intervention(s): Surgical lysis of vaginal adhesions and postoperative use of vaginal dilators. Main Outcome Measure(s): Successful treatment of vaginal adhesions. Result(s): Both patients underwent successful surgical lysis of vaginal adhesions and maintained vaginal patency with postoperative use of vaginal dilators. Conclusion(s): Prompt diagnosis of vaginal agglutination in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease and appropriate surgical correction of this complication rather than prophylaxis is the correct treatment course. © 2002 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

publication date

  • November 1, 2002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1125

end page

  • 1126

volume

  • 78

issue

  • 5