Post-cesarean cervicovesical fistula: Technique of laparoscopic repair

A. K. Hemal, Rajeev Kumar, Ghulam Nabi

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Abstract

Purpose: We describe the technique of laparoscopic repair of post-cesarean cervicovesical fistula. Materials and Methods: Two patients 30 and 35 years old, respectively, presented with urinary incontinence, amenorrhea and menouria. Both patients had undergone previously a second cesarean section. Diagnosis was post-cesarean cervicovesical fistula, which was repaired laparoscopically. Results: Laparoscopic repair was successfully completed in 1 patient. In the other case, after complete dissection of the fistula and preparation of the edges for suturing, surgery had to be converted to an open procedure due to inability to maintain a pneumoperitoneum. Conclusions: Laparoscopy is a viable option for the repair of post-cesarean cervicovesical fistula with all its attendant advantages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1168
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume165
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

Keywords

  • Cesarean section
  • Laparoscopy
  • Urinary fistula

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