Vesicovaginal fistula complicating uterine evacuation: a case report

  • MA Ijaiya
  • AP Aboyeji
  • GA Fawole
  • AAG Jimoh
  • OO Alabi
  • AO Olarinoye
  • OL Akintade
  • OK Ogah
  • DNC Nwachukwu
  • OA Alabi
  • SA Esuga
  • ZB Ijaiya


Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is of public health importance in sub-sahara Africa, where there are poor economic resources, inadequate health facilities and manpower. This report intends to demonstrate a rare cause of urogenital fistula. The clinical details of a case of vesicovaginal fistula complicating dilatation and curettage performed by an untrained operator is presented. To prevent such occurrence, mid-level health care providers are advised to use manual vacuum aspiration for uterine evacuation. It is easy to acquire the skill and it improves safety.

Keywords: Vesicovaginal fistula; Dilatation and Curettage; Untrained Operator

Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 48(3) 2005: 88-89

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