Vaginal epithelialization with human amnion

M. Leon Tancer, Michael Katz, Norma Perez Veridiano

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Human amnion is a readily available and inexpensive allograft with low antigenicity, high antimicrobial potential, and the ability to foster epithelialization. It has been used to reconstruct the vagina in 2 patients following vaginectomy for diffuse carcinoma in situ (CIS) and in 1 patient following severe, corrosive, vulvovaginal burns. It was also used to construct the vagina in 1 patient with mullerian agenesis. In all 4 cases, epithelialization was complete within 8 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1979
Externally publishedYes


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