Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Vagina / vestibule: trauma - repair

Synonym(s): Vaginal / vestibular fistula repair

Contributor(s): David Moll, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Rectovestibular/vaginal injuries have a similar pathogenesis to third degree perineal lacerations   Perineum: trauma  , ie injury during foaling, but natural or manually assisted retraction of the foal's foot from the rectum during parturition leaves a fistula between the rectum and the caudal reproductive tract without destroying the perineal body   Vagina: trauma    Vagina: trauma 01 - eventration of intestine  .
  • Surgical preparation, anesthesia, principles of repair and post-operative management of these injuries are the same as for third degree perineal lacerations   Perineum: trauma - repair  but there are different surgical repair techniques available to the surgeon.

Uses

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Technically demanding.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Climent F, Ribera T, Arguelles D, Nomen C & Prades M (2009) Modified technique for the repair of third-degree rectovaginal lacerations in mares. Vet Rec 164 (13), 393-396 PubMed.


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