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What is the Vecchietti procedure for vaginal agenesis?

Each year about one in 4,500 women is born with vaginal agenesis, a condition in which the vagina is absent or shorter than normal. Also known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome, vaginal agenesis may occur in isolation or with the absence of the cervix and uterus. It usually is diagnosed in girls ages 15 to 18 who have not yet begun to menstruate.

The laparoscopic Vecchietti procedure for addressing vaginal agenesis has been widely accepted in Europe since the 1980s but has remained less familiar in the United States.
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