Low rectovaginal fistulas. Approach and treatment.

  title={Low rectovaginal fistulas. Approach and treatment.},
  author={Thomas R. Russell and Dianne M Gallagher},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={134 1},
Experience with thirty-two patients with a low rectovaginal fistula with or without attendant sphincter damage is reported. The technic used is advancement of the anterior rectal wall with excision of the infected anal glandular tissue and repair of muscle tissue when indicated. Anorectal infection and childbirth injuries were the common causes. An acceptable recurrence rate was achieved. Colostomy was not used in this series. 

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