Complications and Long-Term Sequelae of Bladder Fistula Repair

Lindsay M. Yuh, Jennifer G. Rothschild

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Bladder fistulas involve an abnormal connection between bladder and either vagina or intestine. In this review chapter, we cover the etiology, clinical presentation, and various surgical approaches to repairing vesicovaginal and enterovesical fistulas. The long-term sequela after surgical repair includes recurrent incontinence, lower urinary tract symptoms, infection, and vaginal stenosis. Strategies to approach fistula repair to minimize these complications are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-324
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Bladder Dysfunction Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Enterovesical fistula
  • Incontinence
  • Long-term sequela
  • Vesicovaginal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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