A fistula is defined as an extra-anatomic communication between two or more epithelial or mesothelial-lined body cavities or the skin surface. The potential exists for fistula formation between any portion of the urinary tract (kidney, ureters, bladder, and urethra) and virtually any other body cavity including the reproductive organs, gastrointestinal tract, chest (pleural cavity), lymphatics, vascular system, genitalia, and skin. Fistulas are named based on the two organ systems that are communicating (Table 1).
Key words: fistula; urogenital fistula; vesicovaginal fistula; vaginal fistula; urinary fistula; urinary bladder fisula
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