Risk of pelvic organ fistula in patients undergoing hysterectomy.

@article{Forsgren2010RiskOP,
  title={Risk of pelvic organ fistula in patients undergoing hysterectomy.},
  author={Catharina Forsgren and Daniel Altman},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={404-7}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To summarize and describe present knowledge regarding the incidence, cause and risk factors of pelvic organ fistula related to hysterectomy. RECENT FINDINGS The reported incidence of pelvic organ fistula after hysterectomy ranges from 0.1 to 4% in different studies, and a higher incidence is generally reported after radical hysterectomy compared with hysterectomy on benign indications. Iatrogenic injury to the urinary tract or bowels during surgery, and postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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