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Simple and novel technique for fabrication of prosthetic vaginal dilators
  1. Arun Kumar Patnana1,
  2. Ankita Chugh1,
  3. Vinay Kumar Chugh1 and
  4. Shashank Shekhar2
  1. 1 Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  2. 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ankita Chugh, ankitamody{at}


Vaginal agenesis is one of the major congenital anomalies affecting women. Postoperative prosthetic vaginal dilators are indicated in patients treated surgically for vaginal agenesis. Although different dental materials such as acrylics and silicone-coated materials are used, addition silicones alone have never been used for the fabrication of prosthetic vaginal dilators. Addition silicone materials have advantages, such as high elastic recovery, high tear and tensile strengths, which aid in the definitive use of vaginal dilators. Vaginal dilators fabricated using addition silicone materials act as an efficient prosthesis in terms of function and ease of use in surgically treated vaginal agenesis patients.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • reproductive medicine
  • obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility

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  • Contributors AKP prepared the prosthetic model and wrote the manuscript. AC guided in the fabrication of the prosthetic model and prepared the manuscript. VKC reviewed and finalised the manuscript. SS guided in the fabrication of the prosthesis.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.