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Case report Open Access Quality care in vesico-vaginal obstetric fistula: case series report from the regional hospital of Maroua-Cameroon

By Pierre Marie Tebeu, Joseph Nelson Fomulu, Achille Aurelien Mbassi, Jean Marie Tcheliebou, Anderson Sama Doh and Henry Rochat


The World Health Organization (WHO) proposes a successful closure rate for first repair of vesico-vaginal obstetric fistula to be at 85 % in each facility, with the continence achievement among the closed cases at 90 %. We are reporting the vesico-vaginal obstetric fistula outcome at the provincial hospital of Maroua-Cameroon from 2005 to August 2007. Among the overall 32 patients with vesico-vaginal fistula operated, 25 patients were at their first operation. The complete closure of vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) was 23/25 (92%) and among the 23 patients with complete closure 17(74%) had good continence. When we consider only the 25 patients who were at their first operation, the overall closure of VVF was 23/25 (92%) and among them 17/23 (74%) were continent. Large lesion, bladder neck lesions, vaginal adherence and rigid margin are associated with failure/incontinence. These factors must be taken into consideration when preparing patients for surgery or when assigning them to a surgeon within the surgical team. Pan African Medical Journal. 2010; 5:6 This article is available online at

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