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Transvaginal repair of vesicovaginal fistulas after hysterectomy by vaginal cuff excision

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Aslan, P
Webster, G D
Published in Journal of Urology. 1998, vol. 160, no. 3 Pt 1, p. 728-30
Abstract When repairing vesicovaginal fistulas after hysterectomy there is often reluctance to excise totally the fistula tract for fear of enlarging the tissue defect. It has been suggested that consequent tension on suture lines may cause recurrence of an even larger fistula. On the other hand, a basic surgical principle is that scar tissue margins will not heal as quickly or at all compared to fresh viable margins. We reviewed whether our technique of total excision of the fistula tract and vaginal cuff scar provides an efficient cure rate.
Keywords AdultFemaleHumansHysterectomy/adverse effectsMiddle AgedSurgical Procedures, OperativeVagina/surgeryVesicovaginal Fistula/etiology/surgery
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PMID: 9720532
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Research group Groupe Iselin Christophe (urologie) (106)
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ISELIN, Christophe, ASLAN, P, WEBSTER, G D. Transvaginal repair of vesicovaginal fistulas after hysterectomy by vaginal cuff excision. In: Journal of Urology, 1998, vol. 160, n° 3 Pt 1, p. 728-30. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74767

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