Biologic grafted repair of urethrovaginal fistula and concomitant synthetic sling

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The utilization of a biologic graft interposition allows for a successful fistula repair and concomitant synthetic sling without an increase in complications.

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GW Davila: consultant and honoraria: Astellas, American Medical Systems;research funding: Pfizer. AL Smith:none.

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Correspondence to G. Willy Davila.

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Smith, A.L., Davila, G.W. Biologic grafted repair of urethrovaginal fistula and concomitant synthetic sling. Int Urogynecol J 24, 729–730 (2013).

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  • Urethrovaginal fistula
  • Biologic graft
  • Stress incontinence
  • Sling