SURGICAL TREATMENT OF VESICOVAGINAL FISTULA; AN AUDIT OF 69 CASES

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Amin ul Haq
Mir Alam Jan
Muhammad Alam
Azra Ghani

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Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the outcome of patients undergoing repair of vesicovaginalfistula.Methodology: This descriptive study which was conducted from May 2002 to March 2008 the Departmentof Urology Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar. A total of 69 patients with Vesicovaginal fistula wereincluded in this study. A detailed history and physical examination with special emphasis on previousgynecological and obstetrical events was recorded. All these patients underwent routine investigations likeHB%, CBC, Urianalysis, renal function test and viral profile with ultrasonography of the abdomen &pelvis. Intravenous Urography(IVU) was offered to those patients who had upper tract dilatation onultrasonography. Preliminary cystoscopy and Vaginoscopy was performed in all patients to diagnose VVFand plan the surgical approach.Result: The mean age was 39.07(+10.031)years. Thirt eight (55%) patients developed fistula due toobstetrical reasons while 30 (43-47%) had gynaecological surgeries and only one patient developed fistulaafter radiotherapy. The average size of the fistula was 3.36 cm: Transabdominal repair of fistula was donein 58(84.1%) patients while 11(15.9%) has transvaginal repair. Successful repair was achieved in65(93.7%) patients.Conclusion: Vesicovaginal fistula can be successfully managed surgically. Proper preoperative assessmentof the patients is mandatory for selection of the surgical approach.

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Haq A ul, Jan MA, Alam M, Ghani A. SURGICAL TREATMENT OF VESICOVAGINAL FISTULA; AN AUDIT OF 69 CASES. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2012 Mar. 23 [cited 2023 Jan. 29];26(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1246
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