Rectovaginal fistulas (RVFs), although uncommon, are a difficult disease process seen in colon and rectal surgery and gynecologic surgery. It is even more unusual to find an RVF that has been caused by an erosion of a foreign body. We report a patient who neglected to properly maintain her vaginal pessary for 15 years and who subsequently developed an RVF. A literature review of pessaries, their management, and the treatment of RVFs is also presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2005|
- Anovaginal fistula
- Rectovaginal fistula
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