Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 277–282

Graciloplasty for rectourethral, rectovaginal and rectovesical fistulas: technique overview, pitfalls and complications

  • D. Ruiz
  • B. Bashankaev
  • J. Speranza
  • S. D. Wexner
  • M. Rabau
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DOI: 10.1007/s10151-008-0433-7

Cite this article as:
Ruiz, D., Bashankaev, B., Speranza, J. et al. Tech Coloproctol (2008) 12: 277. doi:10.1007/s10151-008-0433-7

Abstract

This technical note describes the surgical technique of graciloplasty as an option for the treatment of rectovaginal, rectourethral and rectovesical fistulas.

Key words

Fistula Rectovaginal fistula Rectourethral fistula Rectovesical fistula Graciloplasty Continence 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Ruiz
    • 1
  • B. Bashankaev
    • 1
  • J. Speranza
    • 1
  • S. D. Wexner
    • 2
  • M. Rabau
    • 3
  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  2. 2.Cleveland Clinic FloridaDepartment of Colorectal SurgeryWestonUSA
  3. 3.Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterTel AvivIsrael

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