Int Urogynecol J (2018) 29:363–368 DOI 10.1007/s00192-017-3370-z ORIGINAL ARTICLE 1 1 2,3 4 Itengre Ouedraogo & Regina McConley & Christopher Payne & Alison Heller & 3,5 L. Lewis Wall Received: 30 January 2017 /Accepted: 8 May 2017 /Published online: 19 June 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Keywords Female genital cutting Female genital . . . . Introduction and hypothesis The objective was to determine mutilation Genitourinary fistula Hausa Obstetric fistula the contribution of female genital cutting to genital fistula Vesicovaginal fistula formation in Niger from the case records of a specialist fistula hospital. Methods A retrospective review was undertaken of the re- Introduction cords of 360 patients seen at the Danja Fistula Center, Danja, Niger, between March 2014 and September 2016. In affluent countries such as the USA, UK or the Netherlands, Pertinent clinical and socio-demographic data were abstracted genitourinary fistulas are rare. Fistula formation in affluent from the cases identified. settings usually occurs as an unexpected complication of sur- Results A total of 10 fistulas resulting from gurya cutting was gery (such as hysterectomy), radiation therapy, or malignant obtained: 9 cases of urethral loss and 1 rectovaginal fistula. In disease [1–3].
International Urogynecology Journal – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 19, 2017
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