Obstetric recto-vaginal fistula: What technique to use?


Objective: The recto-vaginal fistula is an abnormal communication between the previous wall of the rectum and the posterior face of the vagina through the recto-vaginal septum. They are often due to the obstetric traumas and they can be of post-surgical origin. Methods: We report five cases of patients with obstetric recto-vaginal fistula and all of the patients have surgical intervention with a resection of the fistulous route and rectal wall. Results: The patient did not present any recidivating and the evolution is satisfactory without complications or recidivating. Conclusion: The treatment of recto-vaginal fistula is often difficult exposed to recurrence; and the therapeutic indications must be adapted to every type of fistula by taking into account its size, its location and its etiology.

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Errarhay, S. , Mahmoud, S. , Hmidani, N. , Saadi, H. , Bouchikhi, C. and Banani, A. (2013) Obstetric recto-vaginal fistula: What technique to use?. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3, 441-444. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2013.35081.

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