Uterovesical fistula and its treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa


  • Tomáš Brtnický Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika FN Bulovka a 1. LF UK
  • Ana Maria Simono Charadan
  • Peter Koliba
  • Markéta Malecová
  • Oľga Dubová
  • Petr Hubka
  • Michal Zikán

Klíčová slova:

Uterovesical fistula, caesarean section, urinary incontinence


Aim: Aim of the study to summarize the current information on diagnostic and treatment options for uterovesical fistula as a consequence of iatrogenic complication.

Methods: Literature review of available information on surgical treatment options for uterovesical fistula resulting from previous caesarean section and comparison with our own experience in the developing world.

Conclusion: Uterovesical fi stula is an abnormal communication between the bladder and uterus. The cause of this pathology in most cases is an iatrogenic complication, most commonly arising after a caesarean section. The incidence of this pathology varies significantly geographically. In developed countries, these fistulas are rather rare. On the other hand, in developing countries, uterovesical fistulas are more common with a significant impact on the subsequent life of the patient due to generally inaccessible health care.






Gynekologie a porodnictví