Giant Supratrigonal Vesicocervicovaginal Fistula -- A Case Report

Chinmoy K Bose, MD, PhD; Amit Basu, DGO, DICOG; Subir Kanjilal, MS, MCh; Srabani Basu, MD

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Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is prevalent in the developing world, with recent estimates suggesting that 2 million women live with fistula, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. VVF is associated with urogenital infections and ammonia dermatitis, and the psychosocial ramifications may be devastating, as women may be socially isolated from their families and community. VVF also remains a challenging condition for the gynecologic surgeon. We present a case of a giant supratrigonal VVF repaired using an abdominal (suprapubic) transperitoneal transvesical approach.

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