• Vol. 27 No. 5, 707–709
  • 15 September 1998

Repair of Complex Ureterovaginal and Vesicovaginal Fistulas with Ileal Cystoplasty and Ureteric Reimplantation into an Antireflux Ileal Nipple Valve—A Case Report



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We report a case of a 59-year-old woman with bilateral ureterovaginal and vesicovaginal fistulas after radical total hysterectomy and bilateral salphingo-oophorectomy who failed transvesical repair of the vesicovaginal fistula. The bladder was extensively scarred, half of which had to be excised. This was replaced with an ileal cystoplasty with an antireflux ileal nipple valve into which the ureters were reimplanted. Continuity of the urinary tract was re-established without a urinary diversion or stoma.

Urogenital fistulas are a known but uncommon complication of gynaecological surgery, especially those involving a malignant process. Its incidence does not exceed 2%.

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