Pessary-induced rectovaginal fistula: A case report and literature review

Craig E. Amshel, Nichole R. Tripician, Floriano Marchetti, Michael D. Hellinger, Laurence Sands

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

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Rectovaginal Fistula
Pessaries
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Foreign Bodies
Colon

Keywords

  • Anovaginal fistula
  • Pessary
  • Rectovaginal fistula

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  • Surgery

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Pessary-induced rectovaginal fistula : A case report and literature review. / Amshel, Craig E.; Tripician, Nichole R.; Marchetti, Floriano; Hellinger, Michael D.; Sands, Laurence.

In: Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.09.2005, p. 215-218.

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Amshel, Craig E. ; Tripician, Nichole R. ; Marchetti, Floriano ; Hellinger, Michael D. ; Sands, Laurence. / Pessary-induced rectovaginal fistula : A case report and literature review. In: Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery. 2005 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 215-218.
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