Vesicovaginal fistula following an induced abortion with a huge bladder stone: case report

  • SD Ngwan
  • AS Obekpa
  • BA Eke
  • EI Oguche

Abstract

A case of a 26 year old P +1 woman who developed vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) following an induced 1 abortion is presented. She presented with five year history of continous leakage of urine following a voluntary termination of pregnancy at about 11 weeks of gestation using metallic instruments in a chemist shop by a Nurse. When she was examined, she had a suprapubic mass of about 14 weeks size, tender and mobile. Pelvic examination revealed a 1.5 x 2.0cm juxta cervical fistula with healthy looking cervix. Abdominopelvic ultrasound scan showed a huge bladder stone that measured 10 x 15cm. She had cystolithotomy and fistula repair transvaginally and was discharged home after 21 days of admission.

Keywords: Vesico-vaginal fistula, induced abortion, bladder stone

Jos Journal of Medicine, Volume 7 No. 2

Author Biographies

SD Ngwan
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi
AS Obekpa
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi
BA Eke
Department of surgery, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi
EI Oguche
Department of surgery, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi
Published
2013-09-14
Section
Articles

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