The outcome of transanal advancement flap repair of rectovaginal fistulas is not improved by an additional labial fat flap transposition

@article{Zimmerman2002TheOO,
  title={The outcome of transanal advancement flap repair of rectovaginal fistulas is not improved by an additional labial fat flap transposition},
  author={D. D. E. Zimmerman and Martijn Pieter Gosselink and John W Briel and W. Rudolph Schouten},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={37-42}
}
Transanal advancement flap repair (TAFR) has been advoated as the treatment of choice for patients with low rectovaginal fistulas. Recently, several studies have reported a significantly lower healing rate. We also encountered low healing rates after TAFR. In an attempt to improve our results, we added labial fat flap transposition (LFFT) to the TAFR of rectovaginal fistulas. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the outcome after TAFR and to investigate the impact of an additional LFFT… CONTINUE READING
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