Vesicovaginal fistula presenting as urogenital prolapse

  • C.O. Njoku
  • C.U. Iklaki
  • C.I. Emechebe
  • S.B. Ugwu
  • N Egwu
  • U.A. Agbakwuru
  • J.E. Ekabua
Keywords: Bladder base, trauma, urogenital, vesicovaginal fistula

Abstract

Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is an abnormal fistulous communication between the bladder and the vagina that allows continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vagina. It is one of the most abhorred morbidities in obstetric practice because of the profound effect on the patient’s emotional well‑being. Here, we present a case of VVF presenting as urogenital prolapse following an automobile accident. A large fistulous defect with complete bladder base prolapse was successfully repaired with adequate flap mobilization after two failed attempts by a surgical team. VVF should be considered in cases of urogenital prolapse especially following traumatic pelvic injuries.

Keywords: Bladder base; trauma; urogenital; vesicovaginal fistula

Published
2017-02-20
Section
Articles

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