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Vesicovaginal Fistula: Diagnosis and Management

Abstract

Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is still a major cause for concern in many developing countries. It represents a significant morbidity in female urology. Continual wetness, odor, and discomfort cause serious social problems. The diagnosis of the condition has traditionally been based on clinical methods and dye testing. A successful repair of such fistulas requires an accurate diagnostic evaluation and timely repair using procedures that exploit basic surgical principles and the application of interposition flaps. The method of closure depends on the surgeon’s training and experience. The main complication of VVF surgery is recurrent fistula formation.

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Stamatakos, M., Sargedi, C., Stasinou, T. et al. Vesicovaginal Fistula: Diagnosis and Management. Indian J Surg 76, 131–136 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-012-0787-y

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Keywords

  • VVF
  • Complications
  • Diagnosis
  • Surgical principles