This Medical Video:
World renowned surgeons Miklos and Moore (www.miklosandmoore.com,
www.lvratlanta.com) demonstrate laparascopic vesicovaginal fistula
repair. A fistula is an abnormal connection between organs. A
vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the bladder
(vesico) and the vagina. This type of vaginal fistula usually occurs
during the healing process after a hysterectomy, infant delivery
(vaginal or Cesarean), cancer operations, or radiation therapy.
Predisposing conditions for fistula formation include previous
surgery, diabetes, smoking, cancer, or steroid use. The majority of
the fistulas that occur in the United States are due to abdominal
surgery (especially abdominal hysterectomies). A fistula repair
surgery can close up a vaginal fistula.