Repair of vesicovaginal fistula by the transabdominal route: outcome at a north Indian tertiary hospital.

International urogynecology journal

PubMedID: 21887547

Singh V, Sinha RJ, Mehrotra S, Sankhwar SN, Bhatt S. Repair of vesicovaginal fistula by the transabdominal route: outcome at a north Indian tertiary hospital. Int Urogynecol J. 2012;23(4):411-6.
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS
The purpose of this study is to present the outcome of management of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) by the transabdominal route.

METHODS
Between January 2001 and December 2010, 48 patients suffering from VVF were managed through the transabdominal route.

RESULTS
The success rate following first repair was 87.5%. Patients who failed the first repair (n = 6) were managed again by the transabdominal route (second attempt). Two of these patients were cured, while another patient was cured after prolonged catheter drainage. One patient was managed by ureterosigmoidostomy (Mainz II) pouch but died after 6 months. The remaining two patients refused further treatment and were lost to follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS
Transabdominal repair of VVF in properly selected patients results in satisfactory treatment outcome.