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Rectovaginal fistula

Ajm Dingemans, Hjj van der Steeg, R Rassouli-Kirchmeier, M W Linssen, Ialm van Rooij, I de Blaauw
INTRODUCTION: Although surgery is effective in most patients with Hirschsprung's disease (HD), some have persistent obstructive symptoms. Additional medical treatment is generally sufficient, but a small fraction of these patients needs secondary surgery. Series on redo surgery are scarce. Aim of this study is to evaluate complications and clinical outcome of patients in need of redo surgery for HD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients underwent redo endorectal pull-through surgery in our center between 2007 and 2015...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Shintaro Makino, Jun Takeda, Satoru Takeda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Song Sun, Gong Chen, Shan Zheng, Kuiran Dong, Xianmin Xiao
AIM: To retrospectively examine 12 patients with Hirschsprung disease (HD) who underwent posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) for various complications. METHODS: This study included patients with HD who underwent redo pull-through (PT) via PSARP at our institute between 2005 and 2014. The type of initial procedure, clinical presentations, indications, and functional results were analyzed. Postoperative excretory function was assessed using the Krickenbeck classification...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Neslihan Edeer Karaca, Guzide Aksu, Ezgi Ulusoy, Serap Aksoylar, Salih Gozmen, Ferah Genel, Sanem Akarcan, Nesrin Gulez, Tatjana Hirschmugl, Savas Kansoy, Kaan Boztug, Necil Kutukculer
Alterations of immune homeostasis in the gut may result in development of inflammatory bowel disease. A five-month-old girl was referred for recurrent respiratory and genitourinary tract infections, sepsis in neonatal period, chronic diarrhea, perianal abscess, rectovaginal fistula, and hyperemic skin lesions. She was born to second-degree consanguineous, healthy parents. Her elder siblings were lost at 4 months of age due to sepsis and 1 year of age due to inflammatory bowel disease, respectively. Absolute neutrophil and lymphocyte counts, immunoglobulin levels, and lymphocyte subsets were normal ruling out severe congenital neutropenia and classic severe combined immunodeficiencies...
2016: Case Reports in Immunology
Shilpa Sharma, Devendra K Gupta
Congenital H-type fistula is a rare congenital rectourogenital connection with an external anal opening in a normal or ectopic position. A systematic review was done to study the anatomical types of congenital H-type fistula, embryology, clinical presentation, relative gender distribution, associated anomalies, investigative modalities, and recent advances in treatment of these lesions. A PubMed search included H-type anorectal malformation; H-type anorectal malformations; H-type anorectal; and H-type congenital anorectal that gave 9;43;76;26 abstracts, respectively...
October 1, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Marisa M Clifton, Raffi Gurunluoglu, Javier Pizarro-Berdichevsky, Todd Baker, Sandip P Vasavada
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal stenosis is an unfortunate complication that can occur after pelvic radiation therapy for gynecologic or colorectal malignancies. Treatment is challenging and can require significant reconstructive surgery. The objective of this video is to present a case of vaginal stenosis after radiation and describe vaginal reconstruction with a fasciocutaneous Singapore flap. METHODS: We describe the case of a 42-year-old woman with a history of stage 3 colorectal cancer who underwent partial colectomy, chemotherapy, and pelvic radiation...
September 28, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
X Yi, Y Zheng, K Hua
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
S Joshi, Y Gadkari, D Kumar, N Katdare, H Parikh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
R L Prosst, A K Joos
BACKGROUND: One hundred consecutive applications of a new clipping device, the OTSC(®) Proctology (Ovesco Endoscopy AG), were analyzed to assess its efficacy for the treatment of complex anorectal fistulas. METHODS: In patients with anorectal fistulas, minimally invasive surgery with the OTSC(®) Proctology system was performed according to a standardized technique: the fistula tract was debrided using a special fistula brush, and the clip was applied on the internal fistula opening...
September 26, 2016: Techniques in Coloproctology
C Hayashi, S Takada, A Kasuga, K Shinya, M Watanabe, H Kano, T Takayama
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: There have been several reports describing rectovaginal fistula development after bevacizumab treatment, and these fistulas were diagnosed by CT scan or colonoscopy. We report a case of sigmoid-vaginal fistula diagnosed by fistulography. CASE DESCRIPTION: The case is a 53-year-old woman who was treated for chronic myelogenous leukaemia and gynaecological cancers 8 years previously. At 52 years of age, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and had a partial colectomy performed...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Haitham H Khalil, Marco N Malahias, Sharad Karandikar, Charles Hendrickse
The management of recurrent rectovaginal fistula after obstetric injury and cryptoglandular sepsis is considered a major surgical challenge. The fistula poses a significant negative psychosocial and sexual morbidity. In addition, the poor quality of local tissues due to previous attempts at surgical repair adds to this challenge. There are few data regarding the management of persistent or recurrent fistula in the literature; however, several studies reported high failure rates after 2 or more procedures. We present 4 cases managed successfully in a multidisciplinary approach involving fistulectomy and immediate reconstruction with an internal pudendal artery perforator island flap...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Weijie Chen, Xin Chen, Guole Lin, Huizhong Qiu
BACKGROUND: Rectovaginal fistulas (RVFs) are abnormal connections between the rectum and vagina. Although many surgical approaches to correct them have been attempted, management of RVFs still remains a challenge, especially for recurrent RVFs. METHODS: In the present study, we report a case in a 22-year-old female with a chief complaint of obvious passages of flatus or stool through the vagina for 10 years. She had suffered a vaginal trauma from a violent accident 10 years prior, and gradually noticed the uncontrollable passage of gas or feces from the vagina 2 weeks later...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Fumihiko Matsuzawa, Shigenori Homma, Tadashi Yoshida, Susumu Shibasaki, Nozomi Minagawa, Tatsushi Shimokuni, Hideyasu Sakihama, Hideki Kawamura, Norihiko Takahashi, Akinobu Taketomi
BACKGROUND: The incidence of rectovaginal fistula in women with Crohn's disease has been reported to be 3-10 %. Although rectovaginal fistulas can be managed medically and surgically, they have high rates of recurrence and complications. Rectal stenosis is another condition that occurs due to perianal Crohn's disease. A novel, minimally invasive procedure, dual-port laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection using a multichannel port, has been shown effective in patients with lower rectal cancer and patients with medically uncontrolled ulcerative colitis...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
I Papaconstantinou, E Kontis, V Koutoulidis, G Mantzaris, I Vassiliou
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Fistula-in-ano is a common problem among patients with Crohn's disease and carries significant morbidity. We aimed to study the outcomes of surgical treatment of fistula-in-ano after fistulotomy or seton placement in patients with perianal fistulizing Crohn's disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study of 59 patients diagnosed with Crohn's disease, who were treated surgically for fistula-in-ano between 2010 and 2014 in our department...
August 22, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
Nicola Berlanda, Edgardo Somigliana, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Laura Buggio, Dhouha Dridi, Paolo Vercellini
Deep endometriosis, occurring approximately in 1% of women of reproductive age, represents the most severe form of endometriosis. It causes severe pain in the vast majority of affected women and it can affect the bowel and the urinary tract. Hormonal treatment of deep endometriosis with progestins, such as norethindrone acetate or dienogest, or estroprogestins is effective in relieving pain in more than 90% of women at one year follow up. Progestins and estroprogestins can be safely administered in the long-term, may be not expensive and are usually well tolerated...
August 8, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Zhan-Fei She, Xiao-Peng Yan, Feng Ma, Hao-Hua Wang, Huan Yang, Ai-Hua Shi, Liang Wang, Xin Qi, Bin Xiao, Yu-Liang Zou, Yi Lv
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is an abnormal epithelium-lined connection between the rectum and vagina. The primary effective treatment is surgical repair, but recurrence remains a challenge. Magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA), an alternative to suturing, has been developed to generate an anastomosis between various hollow viscera. We hypothesized that the MCA approach could be used to treat RVF. METHOD: We designed a novel MCA device for RVF treatment and evaluated the magnetic compression procedure in a RVF pig model in comparison with the traditional suturing procedure...
August 16, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Pavlos Kaimakliotis, Constantinos Simillis, Marcus Harbord, Christos Kontovounisios, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Paris P Tekkis
BACKGROUND: Rectovaginal and enterovesical fistulae are difficult to treat in patients with Crohn's disease. Currently, there is no consensus regarding their appropriate management. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to review the literature on the medical management of rectovaginal and enterovesical fistulae in Crohn's disease and to assess their response to treatment. METHOD: A literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Cochrane was performed...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
D Liu, H M Shen, Y C Liang, W Wang, T Y Liu, C L Shang, S Z Yao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and quality of life of segmental bowel resection for bowel endometriosis. METHODS: Totally 62 symptomatic patients with bowel endometriosis undergoing segmental bowel resection were recruited. A visual analogue scale(VAS)and the 36-item short form health survey(SF-36)questionnaire were administered before and at least 1 year after surgery, respectively. Pregnancy rates were also recorded. RESULTS: Sixty-two patients in total underwent follow-up ranging from 12 to 74 months...
July 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Ccg Chen, D Barry, S K Khatry, E M Klasen, M Singh, S C LeClerq, J Katz, J M Tielsch, L C Mullany
OBJECTIVE: To validate a symptom-based fistula screening questionnaire and estimate obstetric fistula (OF) prevalence in rural Nepal. DESIGN: Cross-sectional and nested case-control study. SETTING: Sarlahi District, Nepal. POPULATION: Parous, reproductive age women. METHODS: The questionnaire assessed symptoms of vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula (VVF and RVF, respectively), stress and urge urinary incontinence (SUI and UUI, respectively), fecal incontinence (FI), and included interviewer observations on the smell and presence of urine and/or stool...
July 27, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tabish Aijaz, Dhruv Singhal, Sanda A Tan, Atif Iqbal
The rectus abdominis muscle (RAM) is a workhorse flap to fill or repair abdominal defects. A drawback of an open RAM harvest is donor site morbidity, and minimally invasive techniques for flap harvesting have been previously proposed but involve vertical division of the rectus fascia. We present a case of a 52-year-old woman with a recurrent rectovaginal fistula in a radiated field treated with a laparoscopic low anterior resection with simultaneous RAM flap harvest utilising a single Pfannenstiel incision...
July 21, 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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