vesicovaginal fistula

Summary

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

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Obstetric fistula in developing countries: a review article
    Mulu Muleta
    Obstetrician Gynecologist, Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Addis, Ababa Ethiopia
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 28:962-6. 2006
  2. ncbi The obstetric vesicovaginal fistula in the developing world
    L L Wall
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 60:S3-S51. 2005
  3. 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
  4. ncbi Obstetric fistula in rural Ethiopia
    M Muleta
    Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, P O Box 3609, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    East Afr Med J 84:525-33. 2007
  5. pmc Predictors and outcome of surgical repair of obstetric fistula at a regional referral hospital, Mbarara, western Uganda
    Musa Kayondo
    Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, P O Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda
    BMC Urol 11:23. 2011
  6. ncbi Experiences of women seeking medical care for obstetric fistula in Eritrea: implications for prevention, treatment, and social reintegration
    Janet Molzan Turan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Glob Public Health 2:64-77. 2007
  7. ncbi The obstetric vesicovaginal fistula: characteristics of 899 patients from Jos, Nigeria
    L Lewis Wall
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1011-9. 2004
  8. ncbi Health and social problems encountered by treated and untreated obstetric fistula patients in rural Ethiopia
    Mulu Muleta
    Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 30:44-50. 2008
  9. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula: do the patients know the cause?
    M A Hassan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
    Ann Afr Med 8:122-6. 2009
  10. ncbi Prevalence of obstetric fistula in Malawi
    Linda V Kalilani-Phiri
    Center for Reproductive Health, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 109:204-8. 2010

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Publications202 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Obstetric fistula in developing countries: a review article
    Mulu Muleta
    Obstetrician Gynecologist, Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Addis, Ababa Ethiopia
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 28:962-6. 2006
    ..Although prevention should be the ultimate goal, the need for curative care services for the sufferers is shown to be significant...
  2. ncbi The obstetric vesicovaginal fistula in the developing world
    L L Wall
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 60:S3-S51. 2005
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi Obstetric fistula in rural Ethiopia
    M Muleta
    Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, P O Box 3609, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    East Afr Med J 84:525-33. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of obstetric fistula in rural Ethiopia and identify the circumstances and barriers to care that enhance development of obstetric fistula and its health and social consequences...
  5. pmc Predictors and outcome of surgical repair of obstetric fistula at a regional referral hospital, Mbarara, western Uganda
    Musa Kayondo
    Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, P O Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda
    BMC Urol 11:23. 2011
    ..It occurs in areas where access to care at childbirth is limited, or of poor quality and where few hospitals offer the necessary corrective surgery...
  6. ncbi Experiences of women seeking medical care for obstetric fistula in Eritrea: implications for prevention, treatment, and social reintegration
    Janet Molzan Turan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Glob Public Health 2:64-77. 2007
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  7. ncbi The obstetric vesicovaginal fistula: characteristics of 899 patients from Jos, Nigeria
    L Lewis Wall
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1011-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of women with obstetric vesicovaginal fistulas at a hospital in north central Nigeria...
  8. ncbi Health and social problems encountered by treated and untreated obstetric fistula patients in rural Ethiopia
    Mulu Muleta
    Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 30:44-50. 2008
    ..To assess health, social, and psychological problems encountered by women with treated and untreated obstetric fistula (OF)...
  9. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula: do the patients know the cause?
    M A Hassan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
    Ann Afr Med 8:122-6. 2009
    So much has been written on vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) but there is little on the patients' perspective of the condition...
  10. ncbi Prevalence of obstetric fistula in Malawi
    Linda V Kalilani-Phiri
    Center for Reproductive Health, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 109:204-8. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence of obstetric fistula in Malawi and explore the potential risk factors for developing the condition...
  11. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula and mesh erosion after Perigee (transobturator polypropylene mesh anterior repair)
    Brian S Yamada
    Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Urology 68:1121.e5-7. 2006
    ..We report the case of a 57-year-old woman who developed a vesicovaginal fistula with erosion of the mesh into the bladder and vagina after Perigee transobturator, polypropylene mesh ..
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi Depression among women with obstetric fistula in Kenya
    Khisa Weston
    African Medical and Research Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 115:31-3. 2011
    ..To establish the prevalence of depression and describe associated factors among fistula patients attending an obstetric fistula surgical camp in Kenya...
  14. ncbi Obstetric fistula in 14,928 Ethiopian women
    Mulu Muleta
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:945-51. 2010
    ..Here, we characterize women with obstetric fistula, test the hypothesis that primi- and multipara represent different profiles and that fetal size is an important factor in developing fistula...
  15. ncbi Obstetric urogenital fistula: the Ilorin experience, Nigeria
    M A Ijaiya
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
    West Afr J Med 23:7-9. 2004
    ..Labour should be supervised by trained health personnel and difficult labour referred early to appropriate health care facility...
  16. ncbi Commonalities among women who experienced vesicovaginal fistulae as a result of obstetric trauma in Niger: results from a survey given at the National Hospital Fistula Center, Niamey, Niger
    Larissa Meyer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:90.e1-4. 2007
    ..This is an exploratory analysis to investigate possible contributing factors to the development of vesicovaginal fistulae...
  17. ncbi The impact of surgical treatment on the mental health of women with obstetric fistula
    A Browning
    Barhirdar Hamlin Fistula Centre, Barhirdar, Ethiopia
    BJOG 114:1439-41. 2007
    ..We conclude that surgical treatment of obstetric fistula results in marked improvements in mental heath...
  18. pmc Perceived causes of obstetric fistulae from rural southern Tanzania
    M R Kazaura
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Afr Health Sci 11:377-82. 2011
    ..While the main cause of OF is prolonged obstructed labour without prompt medical attention, misconceptions about OF exist...
  19. ncbi An investigation of sociomedical risk factors associated with vaginal fistula in northern Nigeria
    D Ojanuga Onolemhemhen
    School of Social Work at Wayne State University, USA
    Women Health 28:103-16. 1999
    ..Predictive variables for the condition are: age at marriage, parity, husband's occupation and level of education...
  20. ncbi The fistula crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: an ongoing struggle in education and awareness
    Linda Narcisi
    Athena Women s Medical Center, Turnersville, NJ, USA
    Urol Nurs 30:341-6. 2010
    ..Preventative strategies are addressed using Niger as a microcosm for this devastating condition that affects two million women worldwide...
  21. 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
    ..Birth attendants should be aware of that fact. Prompt referral for obstetric intervention should be made in obstructed labor, irrespective of the age and parity of the patient...
  22. ncbi The immediate management of fresh obstetric fistulas
    Kees Waaldijk
    Babbar Ruga Fistula Hospital, Katsina, Nigeria
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:795-9. 2004
    ..In a prospective way an immediate management was studied and antibiotics were not used, all according to basic surgical principles...
  23. pmc Characterization of colorectal symptoms in women with vesicovaginal fistulas
    Anna C Kirby
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 116:64-6. 2012
    To characterize colorectal symptoms in women with a history of an obstetric vesicovaginal fistula (VVF).
  24. ncbi Outreach programmes for obstetric fistulae
    J Kelly
    Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    J Obstet Gynaecol 24:117-8. 2004
  25. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula: obstetric causes
    Suran Ramphal
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and MRC UKZN Pregnancy Hypertension Research Unit, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 18:147-51. 2006
    ..This article reviews recent literature and highlights the paucity of evidence-based data...
  26. ncbi Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery extravesical repair of vesicovaginal fistula: early experience
    Aly M Abdel-Karim
    Department of Urology, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
    Urology 78:567-71. 2011
    To describe for the first time the technique of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for repair of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF)...
  27. ncbi Surgical outcome of obstetric fistula: a retrospective analysis of 595 patients
    Solbjørg Sjøveian
    Section for International Health, Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 90:753-60. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate obstetric fistula in terms of patient demographics, fistula characteristics and predictors of surgical outcome...
  28. 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
    ..Out of the remaining 193 cases, 95.3% were due to obstetric etiology. One hundred sixty six (86%) had vesicovaginal fistula, 16 (8.3%) both vesico vaginal fistula and rectovaginal fistula, 9 (4...
  29. ncbi Ten-year experience with transvaginal vesicovaginal fistula repair using tissue interposition
    Karyn Schlunt Eilber
    Department of Urology, Memorail Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Urol 169:1033-6. 2003
    The success rate of vesicovaginal fistula repair is improved by tissue interposition. The Martius flap produces reliable results but it has increased morbidity...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi Vesico-vaginal fistula: interposition flap, a key to success
    Arshad Mehmood
    Armed Forces Institute of Urology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 21:29-31. 2009
    ..This is a Descriptive Study, conducted at Armed Forces Institute of Urology, Rawalpindi and Combined Military Hospital, Kharian between May 2001 and May 2007...
  32. ncbi Obstetric vesico-vaginal fistulas at the National Hospital of Niamey, Niger
    I Nafiou
    University of Niamey, Niamey, Niger
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S71-4. 2007
    ..To determine the epidemiologic and therapeutic characteristics of obstetric vesico-vaginal fistulas at the National Hospital of Niamey, Niger...
  33. ncbi Prolonged obstructed labor causing a severe obstetric fistula: a case report
    Allison N Korell
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    J Reprod Med 52:555-6. 2007
    ..Severe obstructed labor with a pelvic fistula is associated with significant fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. It is rare in the developed world due to access to health care and availability of cesarean section for labor dystocia...
  34. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula: a major healthcare problem
    Dirk De Ridder
    Department of Urology, University Hospitals K U Leuven, Herestraat, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Urol 19:358-61. 2009
    The aim of this study is to summarize the recent data on vesicovaginal fistula in the developing world...
  35. ncbi Obstetric vesicovaginal fistula as an international public-health problem
    L Lewis Wall
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Lancet 368:1201-9. 2006
    b>Vesicovaginal fistula is a devastating injury in which an abnormal opening forms between a woman's bladder and vagina, resulting in urinary incontinence...
  36. ncbi The circumferential obstetric fistula: characteristics, management and outcomes
    A Browning
    Barhirdar Hamlin Fistula Centre, Barhirdar, Ethiopia
    BJOG 114:1172-6. 2007
    Obstetric vesicovaginal fistula is a tragic injury that is widespread in any country where access to emergency obstetric care is limited...
  37. ncbi Transmural vaginal-to-bladder injury from an obstructed labor pattern
    Arielle M Allen
    Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:468-70. 2011
    A vesicovaginal fistula, among other devastating sequelae, is a complication that can arise from obstetric trauma such as prolonged obstructed labor patterns...
  38. ncbi A review of clinical pattern and outcome of vesicovaginal fistula
    Ajenifuja Kayode Olusegun
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:593-5. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the incidence, sociodemographic parameters, and outcome of surgical repairs of obstetric fistula in our center...
  39. ncbi Duration of bladder catheterization after surgery for obstetric fistula
    Rahel Nardos
    Bahir Dar Hamlin Fistula Center, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 103:30-2. 2008
    ..To compare the surgical outcome at discharge and at 6-months follow up in patients who underwent repair of obstetric fistulae with postoperative bladder catheterization for 10, 12, or 14 days...
  40. ncbi Fitsari 'dan Duniya. An African (Hausa) praise song about vesicovaginal fistulas
    L Lewis Wall
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:1328-32. 2002
    The vesicovaginal fistula from prolonged obstructed labor is a condition that is no longer seen in the affluent, industrialized world, yet it continues to exist in epidemic proportions in sub-Saharan Africa, where several million women ..
  41. ncbi [Vesicovaginal fistula]
    V Ramos Gutiérrez
    Servicio de Urologia, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Espana
    Arch Esp Urol 55:1144-51. 2002
    To review the etiology, diagnosis and available therapeutic options for vesicovaginal fistula.
  42. ncbi Prevention of residual urinary incontinence following successful repair of obstetric vesico-vaginal fistula using a fibro-muscular sling
    Andrew Browning
    Fistula Hospital, P O Box 3609, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BJOG 111:357-61. 2004
    ..This article describes a new and simple surgical procedure, which, when employed at the time of fistula closure, seems to reduce the incidence of residual incontinence in those women at a higher risk of developing it...
  43. ncbi Risk factors for developing residual urinary incontinence after obstetric fistula repair
    A Browning
    Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BJOG 113:482-5. 2006
    Obstetric vesicovaginal fistula is a devastating cause of urinary incontinence worldwide...
  44. ncbi Obstetric fistula admissions at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
    K A Danso
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana kadanso1443 yahoo com
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S69-70. 2007
  45. ncbi Socio-demographic profile and obstetric experience of fistula patients managed at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
    Mulu Muleta
    Fistula Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Ethiop Med J 42:9-16. 2004
    ..Community organized fund and maternity waiting areas for young and short expecting mothers are among other recommendations to be considered...
  46. ncbi Women with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia: a 6-month follow up after surgical treatment
    A Browning
    Barhirdar Hamlin Fistula Centre, Barhirdar, Ethiopia
    BJOG 115:1564-9. 2008
    ..To quantify surgical and quality of life outcomes 6 months after obstetric fistula repair...
  47. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula formation in patients with Stage IVA cervical carcinoma
    Kathleen N Moore
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 920 SL Young Blvd, WP 2470, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 106:498-501. 2007
    To evaluate the rate of vesicovaginal fistula formation and mortality in women with Stage IVA cervical carcinoma.
  48. ncbi Dead women walking: neglected millions with obstetric fistula
    S Ahmed
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S1-3. 2007
  49. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula with bladder eversion: a rare complication of third degree cervical descent
    Sudipta Banerjee
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 28:160-1. 2006
  50. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula
    Pranjal Modi
    Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India
    Urol Int 76:374-6. 2006
    b>Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) may be a complication of prolonged repair or urogynecologic surgery. Failing conservative management, it may be repaired using an abdominal or vaginal approach...
  51. ncbi Early laparoscopic repair for supratrigonal vesicovaginal fistula
    H K Nagraj
    Department of Urology, M S Ramaiah Memorial Hospitals, Bangalore, India
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:759-62. 2007
    Laparoscopic repair of supratrigonal vesicovaginal fistula is less morbid and equally effective compared to open repair. This approach is advisable when transvaginal repair is difficult.
  52. ncbi Prognostic factors of recurrence after vesicovaginal fistula repair
    Mohsen Ayed
    Department of Urology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
    Int J Urol 13:345-9. 2006
    We evaluate the prognostic factors of recurrence in patients after the surgical repair of vesicovaginal fistula.
  53. ncbi Pregnancy in an untreated case of transverse vaginal septum with vesicovaginal fistula
    N Srinath
    Department of Urology, Command Hospital EC, Alipore, Calcutta 700027, India
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:583-5. 2007
    ..She was found to have transverse vaginal septum in the lower one-third of her vagina with congenital vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) and a dead fetus of approximately 20 weeks gestation...
  54. ncbi A decade's experience with vesicovaginal fistula in India
    Neeraj K Goyal
    Department of Urology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221 005, India
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:39-42. 2007
    ..All complicated fistulae should be repaired with tissue interposition or tissue graft. This is the first study from India compiling 10 years of experience on vesicovaginal fistula.
  55. ncbi The classification of obstetric vesico-vaginal fistulas: a call for an evidence-based approach
    S D Arrowsmith
    Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services, 1900 Redrock Dr, Gallup, NM 87301, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S25-7. 2007
    ..Once available, an outcome-based classification system could be vital in selecting fistula cases appropriate for training surgeons, and in improving communication with patients...
  56. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula
    Rodrigo Artur Pereira Otsuka
    Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Brazil
    J Endourol 22:525-7. 2008
    b>Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is one of the most devastating surgical complications that can occur in women. The primary cause remains an abdominal hysterectomy. Approach to this condition can be transvaginal or transabdominal...
  57. ncbi Congenital vesicovaginal fistula with transverse vaginal septum and ectopic ureter opening in proximal vagina: case report and brief review
    Santosh Kumar
    Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:959-61. 2007
    Congenital vesicovaginal fistula is an extreme rarity. We report on a case of a 22-year-old lady who presented with menouria and infertility...
  58. ncbi Robotic repair of vesicovaginal fistula: case series of five patients
    Bala M Sundaram
    Department of Urology, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    Urology 67:970-3. 2006
    To describe a technique of robotic repair of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) and present our experience with 5 such patients.
  59. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula
    Rene Sotelo
    Section of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Urology, La Floresta Medical Institute, Caracas, Venezuela
    J Urol 173:1615-8. 2005
    b>Vesicovaginal fistula may be a complication of urogynecologic surgery. We describe the technique of laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula as performed at our 2 institutions.
  60. ncbi Interposition flaps in transabdominal vesicovaginal fistula repairs: are they really necessary?
    D H Evans
    Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Urology 57:670-4. 2001
    ..We recommend interposition flaps in transabdominal repairs of VVFs, even in the cases of benign fistulas with well-preserved surrounding tissue...
  61. ncbi Pediatric tuberculous vesicovaginal fistula
    Apul Goel
    Department of Urology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Upgraded King George s Medical College, Lucknow, India
    J Urol 171:389-90. 2004
  62. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula and right nephrectomy for nonfunctioning kidney in a single session
    G Nabi
    Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    J Endourol 15:801-3. 2001
    We report a case of failed vesicovaginal fistula repair and nonfunctioning right kidney, which was managed by laparoscopic nephrectomy and fistula repair with omental interposition in a single session.
  63. ncbi Laparoscopic management of recurrent vesicovaginal fistula
    J R Miklos
    Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 10:116-7. 1999
    b>Vesicovaginal fistula repair is most commonly undertaken via a transvaginal approach. We report a recurrent case of vesicovaginal fistula which was ultimately repaired using a laparoscopic approach...
  64. ncbi Sexual trauma--an unusual cause of a vesicovaginal fistula
    Kallol K Roy
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 101:89-90. 2002
    A 20-year-old nullipara presented with a post-coital vesicovaginal fistula in the trigone of the bladder. She had normal genital development and no other cause was found. The fistula was repaired by vaginal route.
  65. ncbi Free bladder mucosal autograft in the treatment of complicated vesicovaginal fistula
    F Sharifi-Aghdas
    Urology Nephrology Research Center, Labbafi Nejad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Boostan 9st Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran
    BJU Int 89:54-6. 2002
    To describe an effective and simple method for repairing complicated vesicovaginal fistula using a free bladder mucosal autograft.
  66. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula treated with fibrin glue
    Y Kanaoka
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka, Japan
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 73:147-9. 2001
    We report here a case of vesicovaginal fistula, following radiation therapy and intensive local chemotherapy for recurrent endometrial cancer of the vaginal stump, which was ameliorated with fibrin glue...
  67. ncbi Guidelines of how to manage vesicovaginal fistula
    Roberto Angioli
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rome Campus Biomedico, Via Longoni 69, 00155 Rome, Italy
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 48:295-304. 2003
    ..The risk of developing vesicovaginal fistula is more than 1% after radical surgery and radiotherapy for gynecologic malignancies...
  68. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula
    H Roger Hadley
    Division of Urology, Loma Linda University, 11234 Anderson Street, Room A560, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 3:401-7. 2002
    The most common cause of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) in North America is injury to the bladder during a hysterectomy. In underdeveloped countries, childbirth is the leading etiology of these fistulae...
  69. ncbi Laparoscopic vesicovaginal fistula repair with robotic reconstruction
    O Melamud
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Urology 65:163-6. 2005
    To describe, to our knowledge, the first case report of robotic-assisted laparoscopic repair of a vesicovaginal fistula. A 44-year-old woman presented with a vesicovaginal fistula after vaginal hysterectomy...
  70. ncbi Congenital vesicovaginal fistula in association with hypoplastic kidney and uterus didelphys
    Lucia M Dolan
    Urogynaecology Unit, Directorate of Women s Services, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Urology 63:175-7. 2004
    Abnormalities of the lower urinary and genital tracts commonly coexist, although congenital vesicovaginal fistula is extremely rare...
  71. ncbi [Current profile of obstetrical vesicovaginal fistulas at the maternity unit of the University of Casablanca]
    O Sefrioui
    , , CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Maroc
    Ann Urol (Paris) 35:276-9. 2001
    ..During these last decades, with the efforts in obstetrical care in our country, we are assisting in a diminution of the frequency of this pathology and specially the number of complicated fistulas...
  72. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula
    Chau Su Ou
    Department of Research and Development, Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA 98133, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 14:17-21. 2004
    To describe a methodology for laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF), and to provide a comparison of results between a series of laparoscopic repairs, a series of transabdominal open repairs (TAORs), a series of transvaginal ..
  73. ncbi Acute renal failure caused by complete bladder eversion through a vesicovaginal fistula
    James S Dunn
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6569 North Charles Street, PPW, Baltimore, MD 21204, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 15:49-50. 2004
    We report a rare case of bladder eversion through a vesicovaginal fistula. The bladder prolapse was almost complete, resulting in ureteral kinking, bilateral hydronephrosis and acute renal failure...
  74. 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
  75. ncbi Laparoscopic transabdominal transvesical vesicovaginal fistula repair
    Shrenik J Shah
    Department of Urology, B J Medical College and Civil Hospital, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, India
    J Endourol 23:1135-7. 2009
    ..Transabdominal transvesical repair has been the standard management for difficult vesicovaginal fistulae as a result of obstetric and gynecologic surgery. We describe a laparoscopic transvesical technique that minimizes operative morbidity...
  76. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula repair: transurethral suture cystorrhaphy as a minimally invasive alternative
    Hunter A McKay
    Department of Urology of Valley Medical Center, Renton, Washington 98055, USA
    J Endourol 18:487-90. 2004
    Further experience and success in the transurethral repair of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) prompted a review of our current technique and results. Patient selection criteria, instrumentation, technique, and potential pitfalls are discussed.
  77. ncbi Repair of obstetric vesicovaginal fistulas in Africa
    Marcella L Roenneburg
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1748-52. 2006
    The purpose of this study was to show the outcomes of primary surgical repair of obstetric vesicovaginal fistula repairs in Niger, Africa.
  78. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula
    Ho Yee Tiong
    Department of Urology, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore, 119074, Singapore
    Int Urol Nephrol 39:1085-90. 2007
    ..We performed a laparoscopic repair to minimize the surgical morbidity of the transabdominal approach...
  79. ncbi Bladder mucosal autografts for repair of vesicovaginal fistula
    Nachiket Vyas
    Deparment of Urology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
    BJOG 112:112-4. 2005
    Twenty-two women with primary and secondary (five patients) vesicovaginal fistula attending a tertiary level urological unit in India were treated by repair of the fistula using bladder mucosal autografts...
  80. ncbi Vesicovaginal fistula: a review of nigerian experience
    M A Ijaiya
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Maternity Hospital Wing, PMB 1339 Ilorin, Nigeria
    West Afr J Med 29:293-8. 2010
    b>Vesicovaginal fistula is a preventable calamity, which has been an age-long menace in developing countries.
  81. ncbi A community-based long-term follow up of women undergoing obstetric fistula repair in rural Ethiopia
    H S Nielsen
    The Fertility Clinic, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BJOG 116:1258-64. 2009
    ..To assess urinary and reproductive health and quality of life following surgical repair of obstetric fistula...
  82. ncbi Fibrin glue versus martius flap interpositioning in the repair of complicated obstetric vesicovaginal fistula. A prospective multi-institution randomized trial
    Ahmed Safan
    Urology Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:438-41. 2009
    ..To examine the efficacy of using fibrin glue (FG) as an interpositioning layer in the repair of complicated vesioovaginal fistulae (VVFe) as compared to the classical repair using martius flaps (Ml')...
  83. ncbi Laparoscopic transabdominal transvesical vesicovaginal fistula repair
    Carson Wong
    Department of Urology, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 73104, USA
    J Endourol 20:240-3; discussion 243. 2006
    ..We describe a laparoscopic transvesical technique that minimizes operative morbidity while adhering to the principles of transabdominal repair as described by O'Conner...
  84. ncbi Vesical calculi with unrepaired vesicovaginal fistula: a clinical appraisal of an uncommon association
    D Dalela
    Department of Urology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University Upgraded King George s Medical College, Lucknow, India
    J Urol 170:2206-8. 2003
    Primary vesical calculi are uncommon in patients with vesicovaginal fistula (VVF). We retrospectively analyzed 19 such cases and present our experience with the management of this condition.
  85. ncbi The diagnosis and management of vesicovaginal fistulae
    I Romics
    Department of Urology, Semmelweis University, Ullōi út 78 b Budapest, H 1082 Hungary
    BJU Int 89:764-6. 2002
  86. ncbi [Vesicovaginal fistula which arose postoperatively after removal of the ureter by the intussusception method for renal pelvic tumor: a case report]
    Tomohiro Magari
    Department of Urology, Chichibu City Hospital
    Hinyokika Kiyo 50:703-7. 2004
    ..Under the diagnosis of vesicovaginal fistula, we performed transvaginal repair of the vesicovaginal fistula in November 2003...
  87. ncbi Where should obstetric vesico-vaginal fistulas be repaired: at the district general hospital or a specialized fistula center?
    L L Wall
    Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S28-31. 2007
    ..Without external funding, these prerequisites are almost impossible to meet at rural district hospitals...
  88. ncbi Retrograde vaginal methylene blue injection for localization of complex urinary fistulas
    Kamal A Hanash
    Department of Urology MBC 83, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3254, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    J Endourol 17:941-3. 2003
    ..In a few complex cases, however, the localization of the fistulous orifice may be extremely difficult...
  89. ncbi Local anesthesia: an appropriate technology for simple fistula repair
    O A Ojengbede
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S75-8. 2007
    ..To assess the efficacy of local infiltrative anesthesia with lidocaine hydrochloride in patients undergoing the surgical repair of a simple vesico-vaginal fistula...
  90. ncbi One-stage repair for combined fistulas: myth or reality?
    O A Ojengbede
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S90-3. 2007
    ..The multistage approach involves at least 3 surgical sessions, all associated with morbidity and sometimes with a colostomy procedure as well. The outcomes of the 1-stage approach were examined...
  91. ncbi Formation of vesicovaginal fistulas in laparoscopic hysterectomy with electrosurgically induced cystotomy in female mongrel dogs
    Stephanie L Cogan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1510-3; discussion 1513-4. 2002
    The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the relationship between various types of laparoscopic bladder injuries and vesicovaginal fistula formation in an animal model.
  92. 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
    ....
  93. 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...
  94. ncbi Simple fistulas: diagnosis and management in low-resource settings--a descriptive report
    A T Lassey
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S47-50. 2007
    ..The patients are kept at the hospital for 14 days postoperatively for continuous bladder drainage...
  95. ncbi A review of postoperative care for obstetric fistulas in Nigeria
    O S Shittu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S79-84. 2007
    ..Technically, the involvement of all surgeons trained in fistula repair and an experience-based postoperative management protocol will relieve the disease burden carried by women living with fistulas in Nigeria...
  96. ncbi Large post-hysterectomy and post-radiation vesicovaginal fistulas: repair by ileocystoplasty
    I D Tabakov
    Department of Urology, District Hospital St Ann, Sofia, Bulgaria
    J Urol 171:272-4. 2004
    ..We devised a technique for simultaneous closure of large post-hysterectomy and post-radiation vesicovaginal fistulas, and augmentation of the concomitant shrunken bladder by ileocystoplasty as a 1-step procedure...
  97. ncbi Urinary diversion in the vesico-vaginal fistula patient: general considerations regarding feasibility, safety, and follow-up
    S D Arrowsmith
    Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S65-8. 2007
    ..As in all other areas of VVF care, more data are required before good treatment choices can be made for patients with inoperable VVFs...
  98. ncbi Obstetric fistulas: a clinical review
    A A Creanga
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S40-6. 2007
    ..A standardized terminology and classification, as well as a data reporting system on the surgical management of obstetric fistulas and its outcomes, are critical steps that need to be taken immediately...
  99. ncbi Current techniques for vesicovaginal fistula repair: surgical pearls to optimize cure rate
    Brian L Cohen
    Curr Urol Rep 8:413-8. 2007
    ....
  100. ncbi Obstetric fistula: clinical considerations in the creation of a new urethra and the management of a subsequent pregnancy
    A Browning
    Barhirdar Hamlin Fistula Center, Barhirdar, Ethiopia
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S94-7. 2007
    ..These cases were documented at the Barhirdar Hamlin Fistula Center in Northern Ethiopia...
  101. ncbi Bilateral pedicled myocutaneous vertical rectus abdominus muscle flaps to close vesicovaginal and pouch-vaginal fistulas with simultaneous vaginal and perineal reconstruction in irradiated pelvic wounds
    Raymund E Horch
    Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Urology 60:502-7. 2002
    ..In a second approach, the persisting vesicovaginal fistula was closed by a right rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap while simultaneously reconstructing the anterior ..