Reflections on the knowledge base for obstetric fistula

J Kelly, Heather Winter

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    This article presents the reflections of an experienced fistula surgeon and an epidemiologist on the current knowledge base for obstetric fistula. The incidence, prevention, and management of vesico-vaginal and recto-vaginal fistula are discussed. The authors call for more randomized controlled trials to determine the effectiveness of surgical interventions for fistula repair.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S21-4
    JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
    Volume99 Suppl 1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007


    • treatment
    • obstetric
    • prevention
    • epidemiology
    • fistula


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