Sonographic appearance of Youssef’s syndrome: A case report and literature review


Vesico-vaginal fistula is still a major problem in the developing world, in particularNigeria. Vesico-uterine fistula (Youssef’s syndrome) following relief of obstructed labor by caesarean section is commoner than previously thought. We report a case of Mrs U.B. a 28-year-old P2+0 with one living child, who presented with a history of 20 amenorrhea and infertility of 8 years duration. She had caesarean section to relieve an obstructed labor with macerated stillbirth in her last pregnancy. As part of her routine investigation for 20 amenorrhea and infertility, a request for ultrasound scan was made. Ultrasound pictures are presented and discussed. Standard diagnostic investigations for Youssef’s syndrome are by cystoscopy, intravenous urogram and or hysterosalpingography, sonodiagnosis (sonohysterography) is primarily not resorted. We recommend as a standard investigation tool, Ultrasound scan (Sonodiagnosis) for all patients with Vesicovaginal fistula.

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Gharoro, E. , Enabudoso, E. and Gharoro, E. (2013) Sonographic appearance of Youssef’s syndrome: A case report and literature review. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3, 553-555. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2013.37099.

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