Laparoscopic treatment of type IV rectovaginal fistula

Ceana H. Nezhat, J. Augusto Bastidas, Earl Pennington, Farr R. Nezhat, Francisco Raga, Camran R. Nezhat

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Abstract

Fistulas between the anorectum and vagina may arise from several causes. Treatment depends on their etiology and location, as well as the surgeon's experience. Operative laparoscopy was successful in two women with type IV (mid)rectovaginal fistula in whom previous surgical attempts failed. Our experience suggests that mid and high rectovaginal fistulas can be effectively treated by laparoscopy in the hands of experienced endoscopic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes

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