Title

Rectovaginal Fistula: Complication of Low Anterior Resection.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-1992

Abstract

Three hundred of 990 active members (30 percent) of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons responded to a survey regarding the incidence of rectovaginal fistulas following low anterior resection. A total of 57 patients were reported to have had postoperative rectovaginal fistulas; of these, 53 had circular-stapled anastomoses. Patient characteristics, surgeon's experience, technical methods, pathology, and methods of treatment were surveyed. As lower resections for rectal sparing are attempted, this emerging complication must be recognized and avoided.

Volume

35

Issue

4

First Page

354

Last Page

356

ISSN

0012-3706

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

1582357

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article