Endorectal advancement flap for treatment of simple rectovaginal fistula

David A. Rothenberger, Carl E. Christenson, Emmanuel G. Balcos, Jerry L. Schottler, Frederic D. Nemer, Santhat Nivatvongs, Stanley M. Goldberg

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An endorectal advancement flap technique has been utilized in 35 women for repair of "simple" rectovaginal fistulas, i.e., those of low or midseptal location, less than 2.5 cm in diameter, and of traumatic or infectious etiology. Colostomy is unnecessary. Concomitant sphincteroplasty for correction of associated anal incontinence is readily accomplished. Results are excellent with healing ultimately achieved in 32 of 35 women (91 per cent).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 1982


  • Fistula, rectovaginal
  • Incontinence
  • Rectum, fistula
  • Surgery, fistula repair
  • Vagina, fistula


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