Novel application of a fecal management system for vaginal use in radiotherapy-associated rectovaginal fistula.

Abstract

While highly effective for treating certain gynecologic malignancies, radiotherapy carries known risks, including fistula formation. We report a 75-year-old female with advanced cervical carcinoma who was provided a vaginally placed fecal management system after developing a rectovaginal fistula following primary treatment with chemoradiation. This report presents and discusses a novel method to palliate symptomatic RVFs in advanced-stage cancer.

DOI: 10.1177/0269216312443582

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@article{Sonoda2013NovelAO, title={Novel application of a fecal management system for vaginal use in radiotherapy-associated rectovaginal fistula.}, author={Laura A Sonoda and Rachel Ellen Rosenheck and Katherine E. Tierney and Laila I . Muderspach and Suzanne L. Palmer and Michael Senikowich and Yvonne Gail Lin}, journal={Palliative medicine}, year={2013}, volume={27 1}, pages={91-3} }