Simple rectovaginal fistulas

  title={Simple rectovaginal fistulas},
  author={M. Khurrum Baig and Rong Hua Zhao and Caryl H. Hitchcock Kavita Rao Chuan Chinn Chang JoAnn W. Yuen and Juan J. Nogueras and J. Anix Joel Singh and Eric G. Weiss and Steven D. Wexner},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
In regard to the causes of simple rectovaginal fistulas (RVF) we examined the methods of diagnosis and the efficacy and outcome of surgical procedures. The study included all of our patients diagnosed with simple RVF between December 1988 and July 1998 (n=19). Medical charts of these patients were reviewed regarding diagnostic investigations, operative procedure, outcome, and follow-up. The most common cause was obstetric trauma (n=15, 79%) followed by infection (n=4, 21%). Eight patients (42… CONTINUE READING


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