Obstetric fistulas: A clinical review

@article{Creanga2007ObstetricFA,
  title={Obstetric fistulas: A clinical review},
  author={Andreea A. Creanga and Rene R. Genadry},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={99}
}
  • A. Creanga, R. Genadry
  • Published 1 November 2007
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
A high proportion of genitourinary fistulas have an obstetric origin. Obstetric fistulas are caused by prolonged obstructed labor coupled with a lack of medical attention. While successful management with prolonged bladder drainage has occasionally been reported, mature fistulas require formal operative repair, and it is crucial that the first repair is done properly. The literature reports 3 approaches to fistula repair: vaginal, abdominal, and combined vaginal and abdominal. Many authors… Expand
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