* Diagnosis and Management of Ureterovaginal Fistula in a Resource-Constrained Setting: Experience at a District Hospital in Northern Nigeria

Original article


Randawa AJ 1, Khalid L 2, Abbas A 3

1-Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2-Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital. 3-Gambo Sawaba General Hospital. Zaria, Nigeria

Libyan J Med AOP:081101


During 2007 we were invited at different times to review and manage four women with ureterovaginal fistula following caesarean section performed in different rural hospitals. We describe our experience of a simple technique of diagnosis and management of these indigent patients in a resourceconstrained hospital. The condition was diagnosed by the three-swab test in all four patients, and abdominopelvic ultrasound was employed to help find the ureter involved. Transvesical ureteral implantation with a stent was carried out. Stent was removed after 2 weeks. All four patients were dry.
Amidst the complexity of and sophistication of modern health care, it is important to remind ourselves of the common occurrence of this distressing condition following caesarean section and the use of a well known simple diagnostic technique and subsequent management in resource-poor communities.

Keywords: Ureterovaginal fistula, Caesarean section, Resource constrained

Link/DOI: http://www.ljm.org.ly/articles/AOP09/AOP081101.pdf