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operation for the development of a neovagina using a split thickness skin graft over a vaginal mold.
Abbe-Wharton-McIndoe operation, McIndoe operation (a′bē-whar′tŏn-mak′-in-dō)
A surgical procedure performed to create a vagina in patients who do not have one. This is achieved by creating adequate space between the rectum and bladder; the inlaying of a split-thickness graft; and most importantly, continuous and prolonged dilatation during the healing stage when tissues are most likely to contract.
The health care team supports the patient medically and psychologically by helping the patient learn about her condition and the procedure by answering questions, providing comfort, and alleviating anxiety.
operation(op?e-ra'shon) [L. operatio, a working]
1. The act of operating.
2. A surgical procedure.
3. The effect or method of action of any type of therapy. See: surgery
Abbe-Wharton-McIndoe operationSee: Abbe-Wharton-McIndoe operation
Alexander-Adams operationSee: Alexander-Adams operation
Amussat operationSee: Amussat operation
Anel operationSee: Anel operation
Babcock operationSee: Babcock operation
Bassini operationSee: Bassini operation
Beer operationSee: Beer operation
Billroth I operationGastroduodenostomy.
Billroth II operationGastrojejunostomy.
Emmet operationSee: Emmet operation
Halsted operationSee: Halsted, William Stewart
Kader operationSee: Kader operation
Kondoleon operationSee: Kondoleon operation
McIndoe operationSee: Abbe-Wharton-McIndoe operation
Morrow operationSee: Morrow operation
Porro operationSee: Porro operation
Shirodkar operationSee: Shirodkar operation
Sigault operationSee: Sigault operation
Syme operationSee: Syme operation
A plastic operation on the nose in which skin is used from another part of the body.Synonym: tagliacotian flap
Wardrop operationSee: Wardrop operation
McIndoe,Sir Archibald Hector, English surgeon, 1900-1960.
McIndoe vaginal creation
McIndoe vaginal reconstruction