Urinary diversion in the vesico-vaginal fistula patient: general considerations regarding feasibility, safety, and follow-up.

@article{Arrowsmith2007UrinaryDI,
  title={Urinary diversion in the vesico-vaginal fistula patient: general considerations regarding feasibility, safety, and follow-up.},
  author={Steven D. Arrowsmith},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 Suppl 1},
  pages={S65-8}
}
Some women with vesico-vaginal fistulas (VVF) have injuries so severe that they cannot be repaired in a way that would restore continence. The management of these women has been a source of controversy among the providers of VVF care. It would seem logical that urinary diversion surgery could relieve the suffering endured by women with unrelenting urinary… CONTINUE READING