Resection of Longitudinal Vaginal Septum Using a Surgical Stapler

Kathy Chu, Douglas James, Kate McNamara, Bienvenido Jongco, Francisca Velcek

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Background: A longitudinal vaginal septum is a rare congenital anomaly that can cause dyspareunia, difficulty with tampon insertion, persistent vaginal bleeding, and dysmenorrhea. Various surgical techniques have been described. Case: We present the case of a 14-year-old girl with obesity and diabetes mellitus with uterine didelphys and double vagina with a longitudinal vaginal septum. The patient presented with dysmenorrhea. Resection of the longitudinal vaginal septum using a GIA and EndoGIA (Medtronic, Inc, Doral Fl) stapler device was performed. Summary and Conclusion: We introduce a safe and effective technique for resecting a longitudinal vaginal septum using stapler technology. This technique eliminates the potential risk of thermal injury to nearby structures from currently described methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-437
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Duplicated vagina
  • Longitudinal vaginal septum
  • Müllerian anomaly of uterus
  • Uterus didelphys


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