Repair of a recto-vaginal fistula as a result of sexual assault.

J. M. Parra, N. D. Kellogg

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Abstract

A thorough and careful examination should always be performed for a child with a presenting complaint of sexual abuse. Rarely will a child suffer extensive injuries requiring surgical repair. This case study is of a 4-year-old girl who sustained severe penetrating trauma of the vagina and rectum resulting in a recto-vaginal fistula. She presented 2 months after the assault and required anogenital reconstruction with a temporary colostomy. Initial and long-term surgical management of this case is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-145
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in perioperative nursing
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1995

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