Treatment of Vesicovaginal Fistula and Rectoviginal Fistula in India
Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) is a sub type of female urogenital fistula (UGF). It is an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder (or vesico) and the vagina that allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault. VVF occurs when the blood supply to the tissues of the vagina and the bladder is restricted during prolonged obstructed labour, the tissues die between these organs, forming holes through which urine can pass uncontrollably. VVF is also sometimes referred to in the literature as VESICO-VAGINAL FISTULA and VESICO VAGINAL FISTULA.
Rectovaginal Fistula (RVF) occurs in a similar way to VVF however, holes from between the tissues of the vagina and rectum, leading to uncontrollable leakage of faeces. RVF is also sometimes referred to as Recto-Vaginal Fistula and Recto Vaginal Fistula.