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Amoebic recto-vaginal fistula--a case report and review of literature.

Authors
  • Fadiran, O A
  • Dare, F O
  • Jeje, E A
  • Nwosu, S O
  • Oyero, T O
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Central African journal of medicine
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1993
Volume
39
Issue
8
Pages
172–175
Identifiers
PMID: 8020083
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of amoebic recto-vaginal fistula is presented, with a review of literature on this rare complication of intestinal amoebiasis. A temporary defunctioning sigmoid colostomy was necessary. This in combination with oral metronidazole and tetracycline resulted in spontaneous closure of the fistulous tract. Non-traumatic recto-vaginal fistula poses a major diagnostic problem especially in the tropics where many granulomatous infections are endemic and could mimic carcinoma.

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