A modified Mainz II pouch technique for management of refractory vesicovaginal fistulas: patient focused outcomes.

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  • OBJECTIVE: To follow-up the quality of life outcomes in 2 women who underwent a modified Mainz II pouch procedure for refractory vesicovaginal fistulas. METHOD: Two Nigerian patients were located after undergoing a modified Mainz II pouch procedure. They were interviewed 1-2 years postprocedure regarding subsequent sexual function, pregnancy outcomes, and daily life. RESULT: After undergoing the procedure the patients had resumed sexual function, had become pregnant, and had delivered viable neonates. They were also able to provide for their families. CONCLUSION: A urinary diversion procedure for management of refractory vesicovaginal fistula can restore quality of life.
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  • Adolescent, Adult, Female, Humans, Nigeria, Pregnancy, Quality of Life, Recurrence, Treatment Outcome, Urinary Diversion, Vesicovaginal Fistula
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    Author List

  • Norman AM; Gerten KA; Ibrahim J; Richter HE
  • Start Page

  • 35
  • End Page

  • 38
  • Volume

  • 101
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  • 1