Le lambeau de Martius en chirurgie vaginale: Technique et indications

Translated title of the contribution: Indications and technique of the Martius flap in vaginal surgery

Stéphane Chassagne, François Haab, Philippe Zimmern

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Scopus citations


The Martius pedicle adipose flap can be used as an interposition flap during complex vaginal operations. It is a simple, rapid technique allowing raising of a well vascularized adipose flap with a mean length of 8 to 12 cm. It can be used in certain forms of vaginal repair, such as high supratrigonal vesicovaginal fistula, after bladder perforation, for obstructed urethra after colposuspension, after urethral destruction following prolonged bladder catheterization in a neurological patient, during repair of a complex urethral diverticulum or during transvaginal insertion of an artificial sphincter. After describing the flap raising operative technique, the various operative indications are presented.

Translated title of the contributionIndications and technique of the Martius flap in vaginal surgery
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)120-125
Number of pages6
JournalProgres en Urologie
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997


  • Martius flap
  • Urethra diverticulum
  • Urethrolysis
  • Vaginal surgery
  • Vesicovaginal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


Dive into the research topics of 'Indications and technique of the Martius flap in vaginal surgery: Technique et indications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this