Vesicovaginal fistula failing multiple surgical attempts salvaged laparoscopically without an interposition omental flap

J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Nov-Dec 2012;19(6):794-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2012.08.768.


Failed vesicovaginal fistula repairs are often considered complicated and are thus relegated to an abdominal approach using an interposition omental flap. We report our successful laparoscopic approach without use of an omental flap in a patient with multiple recurrences of a vesicovaginal fistula.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Radiography
  • Recurrence
  • Salvage Therapy / methods*
  • Suture Techniques*
  • Treatment Failure
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula / surgery*