McIndoe operation

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Mc·In·doe op·er·a·tion

operation for the development of a neovagina using a split thickness skin graft over a vaginal mold.
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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.

Patient care

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.


(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 operation

See: Abbe-Wharton-McIndoe operation

Alexander-Adams operation

See: Alexander-Adams operation

Amussat operation

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Anel operation

See: Anel operation

Babcock operation

See: Babcock operation

Bassini operation

See: Bassini operation

Beer operation

See: Beer operation

Billroth I operation


Billroth II operation


Emmet operation

See: Emmet operation

Halsted operation

See: Halsted, William Stewart

Kader operation

See: Kader operation

Kondoleon operation

See: Kondoleon operation

McIndoe operation

See: Abbe-Wharton-McIndoe operation

Morrow operation

See: Morrow operation

Porro operation

See: Porro operation

Shirodkar operation

See: Shirodkar operation

Sigault operation

See: Sigault operation

Syme operation

See: Syme operation

tagliacotian operation

A plastic operation on the nose in which skin is used from another part of the body.
Synonym: tagliacotian flap

Wardrop operation

See: Wardrop operation
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Sir Archibald Hector, English surgeon, 1900-1960.
McIndoe chisel
McIndoe elevator
McIndoe forceps
McIndoe incision
McIndoe operation
McIndoe rasp
McIndoe retractor
McIndoe scissors
McIndoe vaginal creation
McIndoe vaginal reconstruction
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