Surgical correction of a rectovaginal fistula

J. A. Rock, J. D. Woodruff

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A modification of a transplantation procedure to repair congenital vaginal-anus is described. This procedure may serve as an alternative to a primary closure when the rectum lies above the external sphincter muscle and little tissue is available to build a perineal body.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalInternational journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1982


  • Anal agenesis
  • Anovulvar fistula
  • Cutback procedure
  • External sphincter muscle
  • Fistulous tract dilatation
  • Levator sphincteric action
  • Primary closure
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Transplantation procedure


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