Urogynaecologist, Visiting Medical Officer in Gynaecology.
Five-layer Repair of Rectovaginal Fistula using a Vaginal Approach. A Case Report
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2009
© 1999 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 131–133, February 1999
How to Cite
Haylen, B. T., Cerqui, A. J. and Meagher, A. P. (1999), Five-layer Repair of Rectovaginal Fistula using a Vaginal Approach. A Case Report. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 39: 131–133. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.1999.tb03465.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2009
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2009
Summary: We present a case of a rectovaginal fistula which was revealed as an incidental finding at the time of posterior colporrhaphy. We describe a previously unreported 5-layer repair through a vaginal approach in preference to the more frequently reported approaches of endoanal flap or conversion to a fourth degree tear. The diagnosis and management of rectovaginal fistulas is discussed.