Rectovaginal fistulas: current surgical management.

  title={Rectovaginal fistulas: current surgical management.},
  author={David E. Rivadeneira and Brett Ruffo and Salim Amrani and Cynthia L Salinas},
  journal={Clinics in colon and rectal surgery},
  volume={20 2},
Rectovaginal fistulas represent an often devastating condition in patients and a challenge for surgeons. Successful management of this condition must take into account a variety of variables including the etiology, size, and location of the fistula. Etiologies include obstetrical trauma, inflammatory bowel disease, malignant processes, and complications of radiation therapy and surgery. Repair options include local repairs, tissue transfer techniques, and abdominal operations. 


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