The Surgical Management of Rectovaginal Fistula: Review Article

Authors

  • Zaheer Ud Din Babar Malik Sajjad Ministry of health, KSA.
  • Saleh Ali Alabdulwahab Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Ammar Ali Al Dokhi Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Fatimah Abdulhadi Alsalman Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Abdulaziz Abdullah Altharman Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Essa Mousa Aldulaym Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Maitham Ahmed AlFardan Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Adnan Abdulkhaliq Alraml Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Hussain Shaker h Almazyadi Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Osama Abdullah Almohammedsaleh Oyun city general hospital, KSA.
  • Taha Abbas A Almohammad Oyun city general hospital, KSA.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54293/smhj.v2i3.54

Keywords:

Anovaginal fistulae, the anal sphincter, Rectovaginal Fistula (RVF) development

Abstract

Background:

Rectovaginal Fistula (RVF) development is a side effect of an underlying illness, wound, or surgical procedure. Although there are several surgical approaches for RVF, including advanced flaps, muscle interposition, plugs, and fistula excision, doing so is challenging and painful. The success rate of surgical repair, on the other hand, ranges from 0 to 80%.

Objectives:
The study aims to summarize current evidences on prevalence, risk factors and management approaches of rectovaginal fistula.

Methods:
For article selection, the PubMed database and EBSCO Information Services were used. All relevant articles relevant with our topic and other articles were used in the review. Other articles that were not related to this field were excluded. The data was extracted in a specific format that was reviewed by the group members.

Conclusion:

The first line of defence against perianal sepsis is drainage and possibly seton placement, which may be the only treatment required. Medical treatments are recommended for both local and distant active Crohn's disease (CD). Repairs frequently fail, necessitating reoperative intervention with acceptable outcomes. It is critical to maintain realistic treatment goals and expectations.

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Published

2022-11-24

How to Cite

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Ud Din Babar Malik Sajjad Z, Ali Alabdulwahab S, Ali Al Dokhi A, Abdulhadi Alsalman F, Abdullah Altharman A, Mousa Aldulaym E, Ahmed AlFardan M, Abdulkhaliq Alraml A, Shaker h Almazyadi H, Abdullah Almohammedsaleh O, Abbas A Almohammad T. The Surgical Management of Rectovaginal Fistula: Review Article . SMHJ [Internet]. 2022 Nov. 24 [cited 2023 Feb. 2];2(3):134-41. Available from: https://smh-j.com/smhj/article/view/54

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Review Article