Epidemiologic study of vesicovaginal fistulas in ethiopia

  title={Epidemiologic study of vesicovaginal fistulas in ethiopia},
  author={Mr J. Kelly and B. E. Kwast},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
Three hundred and nine patients (a 1∶10 random sample) treated at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital during the years 1983 to 1988 were studied for biosocial factors, obstetric history, previous attempts at repair, the condition of the patient and the extent of injury to the genitourinary tract, as well as treatment and results. Sixty-five percent of patients were under 25 years. The cause of the fistula was obstructed labor in 97.4%; in 62.7% it was the patient's first labor; the outcome for the… CONTINUE READING


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