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Urogenital Fistula

Wong, Micheline J. MD; Wong, Keri MD; Rezvan, Azadeh MD; Tate, Alison MD; Bhatia, Narender N. MD; Yazdany, Tajnoos MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: March/April 2012 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 71–78
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e318249bd20
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This review summarizes the available evidence in the literature on the etiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of vesicovaginal, urethrovaginal, ureterovaginal, vesicocervical, and vesicouterine fistulae. Urogenital fistula is divided by origin: obstetric fistula occurring predominantly in developing countries and iatrogenic fistula, the most common cause in developed countries.

This review summarizes the available evidence in the literature on the etiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of vesicovaginal, urethrovaginal, ureterovaginal, vesicocervical, and vesicoureterine fistula.

From the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA.

Reprints: Micheline J. Wong, MD, or Tajnoos Yazdany, MD, 1000 W Carson St, Box 489, D3, Torrance, CA 90509. E-mail: micheline.wong@gmail.com.

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

© 2012 by Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins