Simple and effective: transvaginal vesico-vaginal fistula repair with a modified Latzko technique
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Obstet & Gynecol
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CitationCardenas-Trowers, O., Heusinkveld, J. & Hatch, K. Int Urogynecol J (2018) 29: 767. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-017-3471-8
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AbstractThe incidence of vesico-vaginal fistulas after hysterectomies for benign indications in developed countries is less than one percent. The objective of this video is to demonstrate an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to repairing a small, uncomplicated vesico-vaginal fistula transvaginally using a modified Latzko technique. In this video, we present a case of a 46-year-old woman who developed a simple, uncomplicated vesico-vaginal fistula after a total abdominal hysterectomy. To correct her fistula, we used a modified Latzko technique, which is a transvaginal approach to vesico-vaginal fistula repair that involves mobilizing the vaginal mucosa around the fistula and then closing the pubo-vesical fascia and vaginal mucosa in layers. The patient had successful surgical correction of her vesico-vaginal fistula without recurrence of the fistula. For small, uncomplicated vesico-vaginal fistulas, a transvaginal approach has an equivalent success rate to that of other approaches with less invasiveness and faster recovery times. Therefore, it is reasonable to use a modified Latzko technique to help restore the quality of life to women affected by small, uncomplicated vesico-vaginal fistulas.
Note12 month embargo; published online: 07 September 2017
VersionFinal accepted manuscript