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Spontaneous closure of rectovaginal fistula after laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy: a case report and literature review
X. Xiaomin1, 2, J. Xiuxiu1, L. Jun1, *
1 Department of Gynecology, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
2 Quzhou People's Hospital, Quzhou, China
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2018, 45(4), 615–617; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog4071.2018
Published: 10 August 2018
The occurrence of rectovaginal fistula (RVF) due to injury and infection during surgery has become an increasing trend. Currently the incidence is 0.9–9.9% and the vast majority of cases must be corrected surgically. The authors present a case of a 48-year-old patient who underwent late-onset rectovaginal fistula after laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). The RVF healed spontaneously with nutritional support and avoidance of infection.
Avoidance of infection