The challenge of pouch-vaginal fistulas: a systematic review

  title={The challenge of pouch-vaginal fistulas: a systematic review},
  author={S. Maslekar and P. Sagar and D. Harji and C. Bruce and B. Griffiths},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  • S. Maslekar, P. Sagar, +2 authors B. Griffiths
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Techniques in Coloproctology
  • Pouch-vaginal fistulae affect 6 % of women after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. Such fistulae significantly impact on the patient’s quality of life and present a technical challenge to the surgeon. Although several operative approaches have been described, results from a number of case series are variable and associated with significant rates of failure. As a result, there remains a lack of consensus in the literature with regard to the management of this troublesome problem. The purpose of this… CONTINUE READING
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