The challenge of pouch-vaginal fistulas: a systematic review

@article{Maslekar2012TheCO,
  title={The challenge of pouch-vaginal fistulas: a systematic review},
  author={Sushil Maslekar and Peter Michael Sagar and Deena P Harji and Charles Bruce and Ben C Griffiths},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={405-414}
}
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… CONTINUE READING