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Vaginectomy is a surgery to remove all or part of the vagina. It is usually used as a treatment for vaginal cancer.[1][2] Vaginectomy is also used as part of some types of female-to-male sex reassignment surgery.[3]

An operation under which the whole vagina is removed is called a radical vaginectomy. If only the upper part of the vagina is removed then the operation is called a partial vaginectomy. Which process is best depends upon the severity of the case and the affected areas.

Usually after a radical vaginectomy, a plastic surgeon will perform a vaginal reconstruction (or vaginoplasty), using skin and muscle from other body parts, for aesthetic reasons.

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  2. ^ "Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, Recommendations from CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America". Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  3. ^ Monstrey SJ, Ceulemans P, Hoebeke P (2001) Sex Reassignment Surgery in the Female-to-Male Transsexual. Semin Plast Surg. 25:229-44. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1281493.