Treatment of recurrent rectovaginal/pouch-vaginal fistulas by gracilis muscle transposition - a single center experience.

@article{Troja2013TreatmentOR,
  title={Treatment of recurrent rectovaginal/pouch-vaginal fistulas by gracilis muscle transposition - a single center experience.},
  author={Achim Troja and Peter Kaese and Nader El-Sourani and H R Raab and Dalibor Antolovic},
  journal={Journal of visceral surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={150 6},
  pages={379-82}
}
PURPOSE Rectovaginal fistulas constitute a serious burden for the affected patient and a major challenge for the attending surgeon. Definitive surgical treatment of the fistula depends on the size and location of the fistula, the underlying disease, and any previous therapies. In regards to complicated recurrent rectovaginal fistulas, transposition of the gracilis muscle is one of the well-established therapeutic options with a success rate of up to 70%. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 01/2004… CONTINUE READING
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