ASSESSMENT OF TYPE AND CLINICAL FEATURES IN FEMALES WITH OBSTETRIC FISTULA - A CLINICAL STUDY
Ahmed Ibrahim Akl, Gunnar Tellnes ,Tor Bjerkedal
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Obstetric fistula is an injury that occurs during prolonged and obstructed labor causing tissue damage to organs inside the pelvis and resulting in urine and fecal incontinence or both. The present study was conducted to record type and clinical features in females with Obstetric fistula. 60 patients with Female genital fistula were involved. A thorough clinical examination along with types and clinical features were recorded. Age group 10-20 years had 14 patients, 20-30 years had 26, 30-40 years had 12 and >40 years had 8 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Type of fistula was VVF in 48, RVF in 7 and RVVF in 5 cases. Clinical features comprised of urine incontinence in 38, fecal incontinence in 20 and both urine and fecal incontinence in 2 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Most common cause was VVF and RVVF. Clinical features comprised of urine and fecal incontinence.