International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 599–601

Rectocutaneous fistula: a rare complication of the posterior intravaginal sling

  • Yoke-Hong Yee
  • Chien-Chang Lu
  • Fu-Tsai Kung
  • Kuan-Hui Huang
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00192-007-0460-3

Cite this article as:
Yee, YH., Lu, CC., Kung, FT. et al. Int Urogynecol J (2008) 19: 599. doi:10.1007/s00192-007-0460-3

Abstract

The posterior intravaginal sling (IVS) is a device used to correct apical vaginal prolapse; there are limited data on associated complications. We present a case report of a rectocutaneous fistula forming after placement of a posterior IVS in a 59-year-old woman 2 months postoperatively. The sling was resected during sigmoidoscopy with scissors, and the colon laceration was closed. The buttock wound underwent delayed healing 2 weeks later. More data regarding complications associated with use of this device are needed before widespread use.

Keywords

Pelvic organ prolapseApical vaginal prolapsePosterior intravaginal slingRectocutaneous fistula

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© International Urogynecology Journal 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoke-Hong Yee
    • 1
  • Chien-Chang Lu
    • 2
  • Fu-Tsai Kung
    • 1
  • Kuan-Hui Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical CenterChang Gung UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Proctology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical CenterChang Gung UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan