Evangel Hospital

23 04 2010

I wanted to share about my opportunity several months ago to observe a VVF surgery performed by a missionary surgeon.  First, what is a VVF?  “VVF and RVF (vesicovaginal fistula and rectovaginal fistula) are serious complications of childbirth, where prolonged labor results in serious tissue damage and creation of holes between the vaginal wall and the bladder or rectum of a woman. The condition occurs more often in developing countries where women become pregnant at a very young age. Their small pelvic size
and lack of access to proper medical care during childbirth results in the type of obstructed and prolonged labor that causes VVF.

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