VESICO VAGINAL FISTULAS ?? AN EXPERIENCE AT TERTIARY CARE CENTRE IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Abstract

Suniti Polisetti1 M. V. R. Sailaja2 R. Vidya Rama3 Prasad Usha

Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is a preventable calamity, which has been an age-long menace in developing countries. The etiology of VVF has shifted from obstructed labor to postsurgical complication due to good obstetric care at primary health centers. In the present study a total of 35 patients with vesico-vaginal fistulas were operated during the 5 years period of study. The most common etiology was post-surgical complication following hysterectomy and caesarian section in 71.42% of cases. Most of the fistulas were simple. The success rate after surgery was 91.4%.Recurrence was seen in 3 cases and is mostly due to complex fistulas.

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