Martius labial fat pad procedure

Dominic Lee, Philippe E. Zimmern

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The Martius labial fat pad (MLFP) is a pedicle graft of fatty tissue which is harvested from the labia majora. The procedure is rather simple, takes typically 15' or so, and produces a well vascularized fat pad of variable length (average 8-12 cm) based on where it will ultimately be positioned. This fat pad can be used as an interposition layer during a variety of vaginal procedures. We describe a typical indication for MLFP, then the technical steps at length. Complications are infrequent. We present the limited information available from the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNative Tissue Repair for Incontinence and Prolapse
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319452685
ISBN (Print)9783319452661
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Female
  • Martius graft
  • Surgical reconstruction
  • Urethrolysis
  • Vesico-vaginal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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