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Laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula - a case report
Article published in Urologia Polska 2006/59/3.


Piotr Jarecki, Krzysztof Szkarłat, Karol Sasim
Oddział Urologii Szpitala Specjalistycznego w Kościerzynie


vagina, urinary bladder, vesicovaginal fistula, laparoscopy


Vesicovaginal fistulae (VVF) are one of the most burdensome and stressful complications of gynecologic and obstetrics procedures. In developed countries the most common cause of VVF is surgical trauma of the bladder associated with gynecologic procedures. VVF could be managed transvaginally as well as by laparotomy. Effectiveness of treatment, aside from applied access, is comparable. At the "age of endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery", laparoscopic access is an alternative to laparotomy. We present a case of 42 years old women with VVF, treated laparoscopically and review of literature.


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Piotr Jarecki
Szpital Specjalistyczny
Oddział Urologii
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