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Vesicovaginal Fistula: Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Robotic Assisted Repair with Peritoneal Flap Inlay

  • Marco Randazzo
  • Christian Padevit
  • Hubert John
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Abstract

The Latin term for fistula is “pipe” or “tube” and means an extra-anatomic anastomosis between two hollow organs (or an hollow organ and the environment). A fistula between the lower urinary tract and the vagina is termed vesicovaginal (VVF) or vesicourethral fistula; in high income countries, both fistula are almost exclusively iatrogenic, but may also result from, malignancy, inflammation or appear as congenital fistula.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Randazzo
    • 1
  • Christian Padevit
    • 1
  • Hubert John
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyKantonsspital WinterthurWinterthurSwitzerland

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