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CASE REPORT
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-54

Paediatric acquired recto vestibular fistula experience in Accra /Ghana


Paediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Ghana Medical School, P.O. Box 4236, Accra, Ghana

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A Hesse
Paediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Ghana Medical School, P.O. Box 4236, Accra
Ghana
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The association of acquired recto-vaginal fistula (RVF) with the human immunodeficiency virus is increasingly being recognized and reported in the literature Congenital recto - vestibular fistulae associated with imperforate anus is not uncommon, but it is rare to see children with acquired recto - vestibular fistula. From 1997 to 2002, 13 children who presented to the Paediatric Surgical Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital with acquired recto - vestibular fistulae were reviewed. The associations of this condition with HIV and management problems are discussed.


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