rectovaginal fistula

Summary

Summary: An abnormal anatomical passage between the RECTUM and the VAGINA.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi [Evaluation of late results in the children with anorectal anomalies]
    Ewa Sawicka
    Klinika Chirurgii Dzieci i Młodziezy, Instytut Matki i Dziecka, ul Kasprzaka 17a, 01 211 Warszawa, Poland
    Med Wieku Rozwoj 9:695-726. 2005
  2. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula in Crohn's disease
    S M Andreani
    Department of Surgery, Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:2215-22. 2007
  3. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula: a common diagnostic error with significant consequences in girls with anorectal malformations
    Nelson G Rosen
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Schneider Children s Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 37:961-5; discussion 961-5. 2002
  4. ncbi [Martius flap: bulbocavernous interposition flap]
    J L Faucheron
    Unité de chirurgie colorectale, Departement de chirurgie digestive et de l urgence, Hopital Albert Michallon, Grenoble
    J Chir (Paris) 143:298-301. 2006
  5. ncbi Obstetric fistula and stigma
    Maggie Bangser
    Women s Dignity Project, PO Box 79402, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Lancet 367:535-6. 2006
  6. ncbi Risk factors for obstetric fistulae in north-eastern Nigeria
    G S Melah
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre Gombe, Gombe, Nigeria
    J Obstet Gynaecol 27:819-23. 2007
  7. ncbi Complex obstetric fistulas
    R R Genadry
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S51-6. 2007
  8. ncbi Obstetric fistulae: a study of women managed at the Monze Mission Hospital, Zambia
    A Holme
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BJOG 114:1010-7. 2007
  9. ncbi Obstetric fistulas in rural Pakistan
    A H Jokhio
    Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 95:288-9. 2006
  10. doi Serious unconventional complications of surgery with stapler for haemorrhoidal prolapse and obstructed defaecation because of rectocoele and rectal intussusception
    G Naldini
    Department of General Surgery IV, Santa Chiara Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Colorectal Dis 13:323-7. 2011

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  1. ncbi [Evaluation of late results in the children with anorectal anomalies]
    Ewa Sawicka
    Klinika Chirurgii Dzieci i Młodziezy, Instytut Matki i Dziecka, ul Kasprzaka 17a, 01 211 Warszawa, Poland
    Med Wieku Rozwoj 9:695-726. 2005
    ..Anorectal malformations constitute the most varied group of congenital defects. Constant challenge for the surgeon being engaged in this subject are the studies of new factors which could improve the functional results of treatment...
  2. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula in Crohn's disease
    S M Andreani
    Department of Surgery, Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:2215-22. 2007
    ..Rectovaginal fistulas are difficult to treat despite multimodal therapy. This study was designed to review the current strategic options to best manage this condition...
  3. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula: a common diagnostic error with significant consequences in girls with anorectal malformations
    Nelson G Rosen
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Schneider Children s Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 37:961-5; discussion 961-5. 2002
    b>Rectovaginal fistula is a term that continues to be used frequently to describe girls with anorectal malformations. This study attempts to evaluate the true frequency of this anomaly and the consequences of its misdiagnosis.
  4. ncbi [Martius flap: bulbocavernous interposition flap]
    J L Faucheron
    Unité de chirurgie colorectale, Departement de chirurgie digestive et de l urgence, Hopital Albert Michallon, Grenoble
    J Chir (Paris) 143:298-301. 2006
  5. ncbi Obstetric fistula and stigma
    Maggie Bangser
    Women s Dignity Project, PO Box 79402, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Lancet 367:535-6. 2006
  6. ncbi Risk factors for obstetric fistulae in north-eastern Nigeria
    G S Melah
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre Gombe, Gombe, Nigeria
    J Obstet Gynaecol 27:819-23. 2007
    ..In a male dominated society, reaching out to men with traditionally palatable messages that will change their attitude and practices to taking responsibility in reproductive health could be a winning strategy...
  7. ncbi Complex obstetric fistulas
    R R Genadry
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S51-6. 2007
    ..The severity of the neurovascular alterations associated with these lesions, as well as inescapable limitations in staff, health facilities, and supplies, make their optimal management very challenging...
  8. ncbi Obstetric fistulae: a study of women managed at the Monze Mission Hospital, Zambia
    A Holme
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BJOG 114:1010-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe and compare characteristics of women with obstetric fistula...
  9. ncbi Obstetric fistulas in rural Pakistan
    A H Jokhio
    Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 95:288-9. 2006
  10. doi Serious unconventional complications of surgery with stapler for haemorrhoidal prolapse and obstructed defaecation because of rectocoele and rectal intussusception
    G Naldini
    Department of General Surgery IV, Santa Chiara Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Colorectal Dis 13:323-7. 2011
    ..Unfortunately, serious complications have been identified. The aim of the present study was to analyse the complications and their treatment to see where they might be avoided and to determine best management...
  11. doi A serious complication following placement of posterior Prolift
    R Keith Huffaker
    Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, Temple, TX 76508, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1383-5. 2009
    A 32-year-old female with Crohn's disease experienced a rectovaginal fistula and abscess with rectal expulsion of posterior Prolift...
  12. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula following double-stapling anastomosis in low anterior resection for rectal cancer
    Norifumi Tsutsumi
    Department of Surgery, Sawara Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:1682-3. 2007
    The rectovaginal fistula is a rare complication after low anterior resection for rectal cancer, but its management is difficult and the result is often unsatisfactory...
  13. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula: a new approach by stapled transanal rectal resection
    Giovanni Li Destri
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantation, Advanced Technologies, University of Catania, Via Guicciardini 6, 95030, Sant Agata Li Battiati, Catania, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:601-3. 2008
    ..The authors report a case of relatively uncommon, complex, medium-high post-obstetric rectovaginal fistula without sphincteral lesions and treated with a novel tailored technique...
  14. doi Interposition of vital bulbocavernosus graft in the treatment of both simple and recurrent rectovaginal fistulas
    Long Cui
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Shanghai XinHua Hospital Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kong Jiang Road, Shanghai 200092, China
    Int J Colorectal Dis 24:1255-9. 2009
    The objective of the study is to assess the efficacy of vital bulbocavernosus graft transposition in the treatment of rectovaginal fistula.
  15. doi Surgical approaches to postobstetrical perineal body defects (rectovaginal fistula and chronic third and fourth-degree lacerations)
    John O L Delancey
    Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Women s Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 53:134-44. 2010
    ..Key concepts include a tension-free repair, meticulous hemostasis, and postoperative bowel management...
  16. doi Obstetric and cryptoglandular rectovaginal fistulas: long-term surgical outcome; quality of life; and sexual function
    Galal El-Gazzaz
    Pelvic Floor Unit, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1758-63. 2010
    b>Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) repair can be challenging. Additionally, women may experience sexual dysfunction and psychosocial ramifications even after a successful repair...
  17. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula
    Theodore J Saclarides
    Rush Medical College, Rush University, 600 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 82:1261-72. 2002
    ..Radiation-induced fistulas may be secondary to cancer recurrence, which must be excluded. If the patient is not a candidate for a radical resectional approach, fecal diversion alone should be performed...
  18. ncbi Genitourinary and rectovaginal fistulae in Adigrat Zonal Hospital, Tigray, north Ethiopia
    Amanuel Gessessew
    Adigrat Zonal Hospital, P O Box 27, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia
    Ethiop Med J 41:123-30. 2003
    ..A retrospective review of charts and operating room records of patients admitted for genitourinary and/or rectovaginal fistula to the gynecological ward of the study Hospital from April 1, 1993 to March 30, 2001 was conducted...
  19. ncbi Colovaginal fistulas. Etiology and management
    Anil M Bahadursingh
    Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:489-95. 2003
    ..To review the diagnosis and treatment of colovaginal fistulas from various causes...
  20. ncbi Transperineal repair of obstetric-related anovaginal fistula
    Simon S B Chew
    Colorectal Unit, University Department of Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 44:68-71. 2004
    ..To describe an operative technique for the repair of anovaginal fistulae secondary to obstetric injury and to assess its functional outcome and patient satisfaction...
  21. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula after Posterior Intravaginal Slingplasty and polypropylene mesh augmented rectocele repair
    Wesley S Hilger
    Department of Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Hospital, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:89-92. 2006
    ..There is little data on the complications of these procedures alone or in combination. The first report of rectovaginal fistula after Posterior Intravaginal Slingplasty with graft augmented rectocele repair is presented...
  22. ncbi Urogenital and recto-vaginal fistulas in southern Malawi: a report on 407 patients
    Y Rijken
    University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Chichiri, Malawi
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S85-9. 2007
    ..2% of the patients immediately after repair and in 6.2% after 6 months. The latter rate is certainly too low, however, as 26 of 63 patients were lost to follow-up. A national fistula task force has been set up in Malawi...
  23. doi Rectovaginal fistula as a complication to a Bartholin gland excision
    Emily Zoulek
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mercy Health Partners, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:489-91. 2011
    b>Rectovaginal fistula is a rare complication of inflammatory bowel disease, obstetric trauma, pelvic surgery, radiation, and trauma. We present a rectovaginal fistula occurring after an excision of a Bartholin gland.
  24. doi Non-operative management of a rectovaginal fistula complicating stapled haemorrhoidectomy
    Alfredo Giordano
    Int J Colorectal Dis 23:727-8. 2008
  25. pmc Lower reproductive tract fistula repairs in inpatient US women, 1979-2006
    Heidi W Brown
    Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 23:403-10. 2012
    ..The objective of the study was to characterize trends in lower reproductive tract fistula (LRTF) repair in inpatient US women from 1979 to 2006...
  26. doi Rectovaginal fistula
    Bradley J Champagne
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 5047, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 90:69-82, Table of Contents. 2010
    Despite the prevalence and severe implications of rectovaginal fistula, there is no universally accepted evidence-based approach to surgical management...
  27. pmc Laparoscopic fistula excision and omentoplasty for high rectovaginal fistulas: a prospective study of 40 patients
    Stephan J van der Hagen
    Department of Surgery, Refaja Hospital Stadskanaal, University Hospital of Maastricht, Boerhaavestraat 1, 9501 HE Stadskanaal, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Int J Colorectal Dis 26:1463-7. 2011
    The aim of this study is to prospectively evaluate 40 patients with a high rectovaginal fistula treated by a laparoscopic fistula division and closure, followed by an omentoplasty.
  28. doi Complications after sphincter-saving resection in rectal cancer patients according to whether chemoradiotherapy is performed before or after surgery
    Chan Wook Kim
    Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:156-63. 2010
    ....
  29. doi Current considerations in the management of rectovaginal fistula from Crohn's disease
    C D Hannaway
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Colorectal Dis 10:747-55; discussion 755-6. 2008
    ..In this article, we review the evaluation of these fistulas and the current options to consider in the treatment of Crohn's related rectovaginal fistula.
  30. ncbi Gracilis transposition for repair of recurrent anovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas in Crohn's disease
    Alois Fürst
    Department of Surgery, Caritas Clinic St Josef, Landshuterstr 65, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 23:349-53. 2008
    ..In these patients, local surgery (e.g., flap closure) has unsatisfactory results if the anal canal is destroyed by ulceration and indurations or in patients with extensive defects of the perineum...
  31. doi Anastomotic-vaginal fistula (AVF) after anterior resection of the rectum for cancer--occurrence and risk factors
    P Matthiessen
    Department of Surgery, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Colorectal Dis 12:351-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to assess recto-vaginal fistula (RVF) after anterior resection of the rectum for cancer with regard to occurrence and risk factors...
  32. ncbi Surgical management of complex obstetric fistula in Eritrea
    Amreen Husain
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5317, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:839-44. 2005
    ..To evaluate the incidence of and demographic characteristics associated with obstetric fistula in Eritrea. To determine the outcomes of surgical repair of complex fistula in Eritrea by a visiting surgical team...
  33. ncbi Rectovaginal fistulas after rectal cancer surgery: Incidence and operative repair by gluteal-fold flap repair
    Chihiro Kosugi
    Divisions of Colorectal Pelvic Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Surgery 137:329-36. 2005
    ..We investigated the correlation between operative procedures for rectal carcinoma and postoperative rectovaginal fistulas (RVF), and treatment for RVF...
  34. ncbi Ischiorectal abscess and ischiorectal-vaginal fistula as delayed complications of posterior intravaginal slingplasty: a case report
    Heidi Wen Chu Chen
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Reprod Med 54:645-8. 2009
    ....
  35. doi [Individualised and differentiated treatment of rectovaginal fistula]
    F Kröpil
    Uniklinikum Düsseldorf, Klinik fUr Allgemein, Viszeral und Kinderchirurgie, Dusseldorf, Deutschland
    Zentralbl Chir 135:307-11. 2010
    ..Secondary repair may then be a better option. An initial approach with a local repair by preanal repair is justified in low RVF. For failures muscle flaps are promising...
  36. pmc Current treatment of rectovaginal fistula in Crohn's disease
    Yan Fei Zhu
    Department of General Surgery, Wuxi People s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 17:963-7. 2011
    b>Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) continues to be the most difficult perianal manifestation of Crohn's disease to treat...
  37. doi Outcomes after repair of rectovaginal fistulas using bioprosthetics
    C Neal Ellis
    Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1084-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes with the use of advancement flaps and bioprosthetic grafts for the management of rectovaginal fistulas...
  38. doi Operative results and quality of life after gracilis muscle transposition for recurrent rectovaginal fistula
    J H Lefevre
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Pôle des Maladies de l Appareil Digestif, Beaujon Hospital AP HP, Clichy, France
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:1290-5. 2009
    The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of gracilis muscle transposition for recurrent rectovaginal fistula.
  39. pmc Laparoscopic repair of high rectovaginal fistula: is it technically feasible?
    Saravanan S Kumaran
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    BMC Surg 5:20. 2005
    b>Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is an epithelium-lined communication between the rectum and vagina. Most RVFs are acquired, the most common cause being obstetric trauma. Most of the high RVFs are repaired by conventional open surgery...
  40. ncbi Repair of recurrent rectovaginal fistulas
    A L Halverson
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Surgery 130:753-7; discussion 757-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Most RRVFs can be successfully repaired, although repeated operations may be necessary. Delaying repair may improve outcome...
  41. ncbi Perianal fistulae following infliximab treatment: clinical and endosonographic outcome
    Sandro Ardizzone
    Cattedra di Gastroenterologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Polo Universitario L Sacco, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via G B Grassi, 74 20157 Milano, Italy
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 10:91-6. 2004
    ..In this study, the clinical and endosonographic behavior of perianal fistulae were evaluated following infliximab infusions, as well as the role of anal endosonography (AE) in predicting their outcome...
  42. doi Are there predictors of outcome following rectovaginal fistula repair?
    Rodrigo A Pinto
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:1240-7. 2010
    b>Rectovaginal fistula is a distressing condition for patients and for physicians who are continuously challenged in providing durable treatment options...
  43. ncbi Contrast-enhanced endosonography for the diagnosis of anal and anovaginal fistulas
    Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska
    Imaging Diagnostics Department, II Medical Faculty, Medical Academy, Kondratowicza 8, 03 285 Warsaw, Poland
    J Clin Ultrasound 30:145-50. 2002
    ..We assessed whether contrast-enhanced anal endosonography (AES) with hydrogen peroxide improves the identification of anal fistulas and their internal openings compared with non-contrast AES...
  44. doi A systematic review on advancement flaps for rectovaginal fistula in Crohn's disease: transrectal vs transvaginal approach
    C Ruffolo
    Regional Hospital CA Foncello, Treviso, Italy
    Colorectal Dis 12:1183-91. 2010
    ..Transrectal (RAF) and transvaginal advancement flaps (VAF) represent two possible alternative surgical approaches to this problem. The study aims to review and compare the results of these approaches for RV fistula in CD...
  45. doi Long-term success rate after surgical treatment of anorectal and rectovaginal fistulas in Crohn's disease
    Thorsten Löffler
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 24:521-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to summarize the results after surgical treatment of such fistulas in a large consecutive series of patients...
  46. ncbi The outcome of transanal advancement flap repair of rectovaginal fistulas is not improved by an additional labial fat flap transposition
    D D E Zimmerman
    Colorectal Research Group, Department of Surgery, H1043 Erasmus Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Tech Coloproctol 6:37-42. 2002
    ..The overall healing rate was 48%. In the first 9 patients, in whom no additional LFFT was performed, the rectovaginal fistula healed in 4 cases (44%)...
  47. pmc Risk of fecal diversion in complicated perianal Crohn's disease
    M H Mueller
    Department of Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 83177, Munich, Grosshadern, and Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital, Tubingen, Germany
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:529-37. 2007
    ..In contrast, patients with perianal Crohn's disease who required surgery for small bowel disease or a segmental colon resection carried no risk of a permanent stoma...
  48. ncbi Long-term treatment of rectovaginal fistulas in Crohn's disease: response to infliximab in the ACCENT II Study
    Bruce E Sands
    Gastrointestinal Unit and Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:912-20. 2004
    ..This post hoc analysis was conducted to determine the efficacy and safety of infliximab therapy in women with rectovaginal fistulas...
  49. ncbi [Congenital rectovestibular fistula. An unusual diagnosis that should not be ignored]
    T Petit
    Service de Chirurgie Pediatrique, CHU Caen Cote de Nacre, 14033 Caen, France
    Arch Pediatr 9:595-7. 2002
    ..Rectovestibular fistula without anorectal malformation is a rare anomaly...
  50. doi Anovestibular fistula with normal anus
    Tahmina Banu
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh
    J Pediatr Surg 43:526-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of the study was to review a rare anomaly of anorectal malformations in girls, congenital anovestibular fistula (AVF) with normal anus, over a 12-year period...
  51. ncbi Transanal approach in repairing acquired rectovestibular fistula in females
    Ya Jun Chen
    Beijing Children s Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100045, China
    World J Gastroenterol 10:2299-300. 2004
    ..To summarize the operative experience of the transanal approach in acquired rectovestibular fistula repair...
  52. ncbi [Congenital H-type anorectal fistula: two case reports]
    T Meyer
    Abteilung fur Kinderchirurgie, Chirurgische Universitatsklinik und Poliklinik, Zentrum Operative Medizin, Bayerische Julius Maximilians Universität, Wurzburg
    Klin Padiatr 221:38-40. 2009
    ..Up to now there was no relapse of the fistula or the abscess in both cases. Thus ASARVP can be used as a simple method for congenital H-type fistulas with excellent functional and anatomical results...
  53. ncbi Surgical treatment of rectovaginal fistula of obstetric origin: a review of 15 years' experience in a teaching hospital
    M S Rahman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    J Obstet Gynaecol 23:607-10. 2003
    Fifty-two women with a rectovaginal fistula were managed over a period of 15 years...
  54. ncbi HIV-positive African children with rectal fistulae
    R Wiersma
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
    J Pediatr Surg 38:62-4; discussion 62-4. 2003
    ..Rectal fistulation is one such condition with which these patients present to the paediatric surgeon. This appeared to be an exclusively female condition until 2 male patients were treated recently...
  55. doi Rectovestibular fistula with normal anus: a simple resection or an extensive perineal dissection?
    Le Li
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Beijing Children s Hospital, The Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    J Pediatr Surg 45:519-24. 2010
    ..The purpose of the study was to review a 10-year experience of operative procedures for rectovestibular fistula with normal anus (RVFNA) at one institution...
  56. ncbi Endorectal pull-through with posterior sagittal approach to the repair of postoperative rectourethral and rectovaginal fistula
    A Kubota
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Osaka Medical Center for Maternal and Child Health, Izumi, Osaka, Japan
    J Pediatr Surg 38:1775-7. 2003
    Rectourethral (RUF) or rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is a troublesome complication after anorectal surgery because of dense adhesions around the fistula. The authors applied a new technique for the redo surgery.
  57. ncbi Dead women walking: neglected millions with obstetric fistula
    S Ahmed
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S1-3. 2007
  58. ncbi Congenital H-type anovestibuler fistula
    Mesut Yazlcl
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, 09100 Aydln, Turkey
    World J Gastroenterol 9:881-2. 2003
    ..Various surgical techniques with or without protective colostomy have been described for double termination repair. But there is no consensus regarding surgical management of double termination...
  59. ncbi Gracilis muscle transposition for fistulas between the rectum and urethra or vagina
    Osnat Zmora
    Colorectal Unit, Division of Surgery B, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:1316-21. 2006
    ..This study was designed to assess the efficacy of gracilis muscle transposition in repairing rectovaginal and rectourethral fistulas...
  60. ncbi Autologous stem cell transplantation for treatment of rectovaginal fistula in perianal Crohn's disease: a new cell-based therapy
    Damian Garcia-Olmo
    Department of General Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Autonomous University of Madrid, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid, Spain
    Int J Colorectal Dis 18:451-4. 2003
    ..Recent studies have shown that adult stem cells extracted from certain tissues, such as adipose tissue, can develop into different tissues, such as muscle...
  61. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula after STARR procedure complicated by haematoma of the posterior vaginal wall: report of a case
    R Bassi
    Coloproctology Unit, Division of General Surgery Ospedale Maggiore, Crema CR, Italy
    Tech Coloproctol 10:361-3. 2006
    ..who developed an early postoperative haematoma of the posterior vaginal wall and, after 30 days, a rectovaginal fistula (RVF), even though the intervention had been performed according to the standardized technique...
  62. ncbi Effect of fecal diversion alone on perianal Crohn's disease
    T Yamamoto
    University Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    World J Surg 24:1258-62; discussion 1262-3. 2000
    ..severe perianal sepsis in 13 patients, recurrent deep anal ulcer in 3, complex anorectal fistula in 9, and rectovaginal fistula in 6. Twenty-five patients (81%) went into early remission, and six (19%) failed to respond...
  63. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula after stapled haemorrhoidopexy
    P J McDonald
    Colorectal Dis 6:64-5. 2004
  64. ncbi Rectovaginal fistula after double-stapled transanal rectotomy (STARR) for obstructed defaecation
    Mario Pescatori
    Int J Colorectal Dis 20:83-5. 2005
  65. ncbi Puborectal sling interposition for the treatment of rectovaginal fistulas
    D M J Oom
    Colorectal Research Group, Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Tech Coloproctol 10:125-30; discussion 130. 2006
    ..Interposition of healthy, well vascularized tissue may be the key to rectovaginal fistula healing...
  66. ncbi [Uro- and enterovaginal fistulas]
    Philip Egeland
    Kvinneklinikken, Haukeland Universitetssjukehus, 5021 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 127:417-20. 2007
    ..The problem has a different profile in the more industrialised countries. The aim of the present study was to characterise gynaecological fistulas in a Norwegian setting...
  67. ncbi Labial flap: a versatile tool in the repair of recurrent perineal canal defects
    Jacob Chacko
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India
    Pediatr Surg Int 22:821-3. 2006
    ..The labial pad of fat with its vascular supply provides good tissue for interposition between the rectal and perineal suture lines in these cases, with good results...
  68. ncbi [Treatment of perianal Crohn's disease]
    M A Ciga
    Unidad de Coloproctologia, Servicio de Cirugia General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Virgen del Camino, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
    An Sist Sanit Navar 29:367-86. 2006
    ..When surgery is required, with the aim of a definitive treatment of the perianal lesion, the risk of developing complications, especially incontinence, must be contrasted...
  69. ncbi Eritrean women's project response to Wall paper: "Hard questions concerning fistula surgery in Third World countries"
    Amreen Husain
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:281-2. 2007
  70. ncbi Recto-vaginal/urethral fistula: repair with gracilis muscle transposition
    Micha Rabau
    Colorectal Unit, Division of Surgery B, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Chir Iugosl 53:81-4. 2006
    ..It is associated with low morbidity and good success rate. Underlying Crohn's disease and previous radiation are associated with poor prognosis...
  71. ncbi Two orifices in the perineum of a girl with imperforate anus: possibility of uterovaginal agenesis associated with rectovestibular fistula
    Yogesh Kumar Sarin
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    J Pediatr Surg 37:1217-9. 2002
    ..authors believe that the incidence of such an association is very similar to that of imperforate anus with rectovaginal fistula and therefore suggest that if there are 2 orifices in the perineum of a girl with imperforate anus, it ..
  72. ncbi Single stage repair of anovestibular fistula in neonate
    Vijay D Upadhyaya
    Department of Pediatric Surgery IMS, BHU, Varanasi 221005, UP, India
    Pediatr Surg Int 23:737-40. 2007
    ..Continence results according to Kelly's method were good in 70%, fair in 21% and poor 9%. Single-stage anorectovaginoplasty in neonates has a good result in cases of AVF and avoids the need of bowel preparation...
  73. ncbi Infliximab therapy in 30 patients with refractory pediatric crohn disease with and without fistulas in The Netherlands
    Lissy de Ridder
    Emma Children s Hospital Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 39:46-52. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical experience with the anti-tumor necrosis factor chimeric monoclonal antibody, infliximab, in pediatric patients with Crohn disease in The Netherlands...
  74. ncbi Transanal repair of rectourethral and rectovaginal fistulas
    Ali Razi
    Department of Urology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Urol J 5:111-4. 2008
    ..We evaluated the efficacy and safety of repair of the rectourethral and rectovaginal fistulas with transanal approach using the Latzko technique...
  75. doi Rectovestibular fistula as neovagina in congenital cervico-vaginal agenesis associated with imperforate anus
    Anna Lynn A Matignas
    Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Santa Cruz, Manila
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 34:428-35. 2008
    ..Early diagnosis and surgery are necessary to avoid complications such as endometriosis. The aim was to preserve fertility with conservative management...
  76. doi Single-stage repair for rectovestibular fistula without opening the fourchette
    Vijai Datta Upadhyaya
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, 221005 UP, India
    J Pediatr Surg 43:775-9. 2008
    Anorectal malformations are one of the most common congenital defects. This study is conducted to demonstrate new technique for treatment of rectovaginal fistula without disturbing the fourchette through posterior sagittal approach.
  77. ncbi Advancement flap plasty for the closure of anal and recto-vaginal fistulas in Crohn's disease
    F Penninckx
    Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Gastroenterol Belg 64:223-6. 2001
    ..Skills needed, problematic approach, suboptimal quality of local tissues have contributed to its selective use and to the absence of prospective randomised studies...
  78. ncbi Transperineal and transvaginal sonography of perianal inflammatory disease
    L K Stewart
    Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 177:627-32. 2001
    ..In the eight remaining patients, there were two anovaginal fistulas, one rectovaginal fistula, one prolapsed internal hemorrhoid, two perianal complex masses, and two vascular perianal or perirectal ..
  79. ncbi The epidemiology of genitourinary fistulae in Kumasi, Ghana, 1977-1992
    K A Danso
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Science and Technology School of Medical Sciences, Kumasi, Ghana
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 7:117-20. 1996
    ..5% of all fistulae). In 5 cases (3.1%) patients developed a rectovaginal fistula owing to perineal tears and prolonged obstructed labor...
  80. ncbi Congenital pouch colon associated with anorectal malformation: report of 2 cases
    Billur Demirogullari
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gazi University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkiye
    J Pediatr Surg 42:E13-6. 2007
    ..The aim of this report is to bring attention to congenital pouch colon associated with anorectal malformation by discussing experiences with 2 patients...
  81. ncbi Anovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas: endoluminal sonography versus endoluminal MR imaging
    Jaap Stoker
    Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 178:737-41. 2002
    ..The objective of our study was to compare the accuracy of endoluminal sonography and endoluminal MR imaging in revealing the location of anovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas...
  82. ncbi The natural history of fistulizing Crohn's disease in Olmsted County, Minnesota
    David A Schwartz
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Gastroenterology 122:875-80. 2002
    ..Little is known about the cumulative incidence and natural history of fistulas in Crohn's disease in the community...
  83. ncbi [Refractory perineal fistulas in Crohn's disease]
    Patrick Atienza
    Service de Proctologie Médico Interventionnelle, Groupe Hospitalier Diaconesses Croix Saint Simon, Paris, France
    Gastroenterol Clin Biol 31:404-11. 2007
  84. ncbi Laparoscopic assisted endorectal pull-through with posterior sagittal approach to the repair of postoperative rectourethral and rectovaginal fistula
    Shaotao Tang
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Union Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China
    Pediatr Surg Int 23:1077-80. 2007
    Rectourethral or rectovaginal fistula is a troublesome complication after anorectal surgery. The pelvic and perineal dissection may be difficult because of severe fibrosis adhesion around the fistula...
  85. ncbi Transperineal ultrasound in the detection of perianal and rectovaginal fistulae in Crohn's disease
    Giovanni Maconi
    Chair of Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Sciences, L Sacco University Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2214-9. 2007
    ..We investigated Crohn's disease perianal and rectovaginal fistulae using transperineal ultrasound and compared the findings with results of endoanal ultrasound as reference standard...
  86. ncbi Perianal Crohn's disease
    Scott A Strong
    Departments of Colorectal Surgery and Pathobiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 16:185-93. 2007
    ..The surgical options are intended to safely ameliorate disease-related symptoms without compromising function or continence...
  87. ncbi Rectovestibular fistula with absent distal vagina in an adolescent Nigerian girl
    O Adejuyigbe
    Paediatric Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
    J Pediatr Surg 37:1479-80. 2002
    ..The authors report a case of a 15-year-old girl with rectovestibular fistula associated with occult distal vaginal atresia that was managed successfully by posterior sagittal anorecto-vaginoplasty (PSARVP)...
  88. ncbi [Rectovaginal fistulas in adults]
    David Manaouil
    Fédération Médico Chirurgicale d Hépato Gastroentérologie, CHU Amiens Nord, 80054 Amiens
    Gastroenterol Clin Biol 28:1267-79. 2004
  89. ncbi Abdominosacral repair for a rectovaginal fistula with anastomotic stenosis after low anterior resection report of a case
    S Okabe
    First Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
    J Med Dent Sci 48:41-4. 2001
    The management of a postoperative rectovaginal fistula after low anterior resection for rectal cancer is difficult and requires reconstruction of the anastomotic site and fistula...
  90. ncbi Laparoscopically assisted anorectovaginoplasty for selected types of female anorectal malformations
    Eri Tei
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    J Pediatr Surg 38:1770-4. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to describe laparoscopically assisted anorectovaginoplasty (LAARVP) for the repair of selected types of female anorectal malformation...
  91. ncbi Endoscopic injection of fibrin glue for the treatment of urinary-tract pathology
    Sameer K Sharma
    Department of Urology, Loyola University, 2160 S First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    J Endourol 19:419-23. 2005
    ..We reviewed our experience with endoscopic injection of fibrin glue for the treatment of urinary-tract pathology...
  92. ncbi Preservation of the fistula for reconstruction of the anal canal and the anus in atresia ani and rectovestibular fistula in 2 dogs
    Stephan Mahler
    School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
    Vet Surg 34:148-52. 2005
    ..To report a technique for correction of atresia ani and rectovestibular fistula with fistula preservation, and outcome in 2 dogs...
  93. ncbi Clinical and radiological responses after infliximab treatment for perianal fistulizing Crohn's disease
    Imran Rasul
    Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:82-8. 2004
    ..Infliximab is an effective therapy for fistulizing Crohn's disease of the perineum. We sought to determine whether the clinical improvement after infliximab is associated with radiological closure of fistula tracts...
  94. ncbi Imaging and therapy for perianal Crohn's disease: on the right track?
    Edward V Loftus
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:89-90. 2004
  95. ncbi Long-term outcomes of individualized biofeedback training based on the underlying dysfunction for patients with imperforate anus
    Yuan Zhengwei
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, China
    J Pediatr Surg 40:555-61. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to design an individualized biofeedback program based on the underlying dysfunctions and to assess the short-term and long-term clinical and quality-of-life outcomes for patients with imperforate anus...
  96. ncbi Urinary and faecal incontinence following delayed primary repair of obstetric genital fistula
    Christine Murray
    Department of Urogynaecology, The Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Australia
    BJOG 109:828-32. 2002
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  97. ncbi Application of memory metallic stents to urinary tract disorders in pediatric patients
    Shinkichi Kamata
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    J Pediatr Surg 40:E43-5. 2005
    ..Temporary insertion of a memory metallic stent is a safe and effective alternative for organic stricture or functional obstruction of the urinary tract in pediatric patients...
  98. ncbi Urogenital sinus, rectovaginal fistula, and an anterior stenosed anus--another cloacal variant
    J Z Patankar
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, 119074, Singapore
    Pediatr Surg Int 20:556-8. 2004
    ..one such case of cloaca with the VATER association-tracheoesophageal fistula (TOF) with a urogenital sinus, rectovaginal fistula, and an anteposed stenosed anus, along with preaxial syndactyly of the right hand...
  99. ncbi Surgical repair of genital fistulae
    Tahira Naru
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 30:293-6. 2004
    ..Complex fistulae still represent a challenging management problem. We report our experience of managing genital fistulae at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi, Pakistan...
  100. ncbi The treatment of high and intermediate anorectal malformations: one stage or three procedures?
    Guochang Liu
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People s Republic of China
    J Pediatr Surg 39:1466-71. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the safety, feasibility, and the long-term outcome of complete 1-stage repair of high and intermediate anorectal malformation using posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) in a neonate...
  101. ncbi Anovestibular fistula in adults: a rare presentation
    Vijay Kumar
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Hospital, Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, India
    Int Surg 90:27-9. 2005
    ..Total correction was achieved both anatomically and physiologically after surgery. The reporting of this information should increase the awareness of this disease among surgeons treating adults...

Research Grants12

  1. OSCCAR: A Novel, Population-based Prospective Inception Cohort of Inflammatory Bo
    BRUCE SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will follow these patients over time to determine the progression of their disease and to compare this to markers in the blood as a way of developing a system to predict the individual course of disease. ..
  2. IMURAN Dose Ranging Study in Crohn's Disease
    BRUCE SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Abstract Not Provided ..
  3. ROLE OF HYALURONAN IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
    Scott Strong; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. IMMUNOMODULATION IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
    BRUCE SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The principal investigator seeks to become an independent clinical investigator by completing the didactic and scientific portions of this proposal. ..
  5. ELECTRIC INJURY--IMAGING OF THERMAL/NON-THERMAL ASPECTS
    Raphael Lee; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Biopolymer Surfactants for Sealing Electroporated Membranes
    Raphael Lee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, we will conduct studies in parallel to determine if surfactant rescued cells manifest normal phenotype during proliferation or exhibit effects of mutations caused by unrepaired DMA. ..