Rectovaginal fistula and rectal injury

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Rectal injury and its possible unfortunate sequela, rectovaginal fistula, are rare occurrences and/or complications of obstetric and gynecologic disease or procedures. It can cause considerable distress and social disablement to the patient and challenge the gynecologic surgeon. At the Parkland Memorial Hospital, several techniques have been used and/or described: the Noble-Mengert-Fish anterior rectal wall advancement, the Martius bulbocavernosus graft, and the omental pull-down procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-94
Number of pages9
JournalOperative Techniques in Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Surgery


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