Benign Anovaginal and Rectovaginal Fistulas

  • David A. Etzioni
  • Ann C. LowryEmail author


  • Although not life threatening, passing stool and flatus through the vagina is distressing for the patient.

  • The lack of a uniformly successful surgical repair for rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is frustrating for the surgeon.


Rectovaginal Fistula Sphincter Muscle Advancement Flap Sphincter Defect Gracilis Muscle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMayo Clinic ScottsdalePhoenixUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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