Title: Pattern of non-obstetric infectious recto-vaginal fistula: a case series and literature review in Cameroon, Central Africa
Author(s): Pierre Marie Tebeu, Roger Guy Michel Ekono, Jovanny Tsuala Fouogue, Gregory Ekane Halle, Joel Domgue Fokom, Charles-Henry Rochat
Publication date: 07.06.2016
Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20162101
Category : Research

Perineal infection is an uncommon cause of non-obstetrical recto-vaginal fistula (RVF) which is associated with HIV infection. Cameroon (Central Africa) is in the fistula belt but infectious RVFs have not yet been deeply studied in the country. We therefore sought to determine the pattern of non-obstetric infectious RVF in Cameroon.


Local infection is a rare cause of RVF which was associated with HIV in our series. Combined treatment including antibiotics, HAART and surgery gave good results.