The vaginal vault is the expanded region of the vaginal canal at the internal end of the vagina.
The vaginal vault may prolapse after a hysterectomy, as there is no uterus supporting the interior end of the vagina. The incidence of vaginal vault prolapse is approximately 15% after hysterectomy due to uterine prolapse, and approximately 1% after hysterectomy due to other reasons.
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The internal end of the canal is enlarged to form a region called the vaginal vault.
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