n South African Journal of Surgery - First Steps in Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Repair, by Brian Hancock : book review

Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Extracted from text ... First Steps in Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Repair. By Brian Hancock. Pp. 63. Paperback. ?19.95. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2005. ISBN 1-85315- 611. This slim little book was published as a supplement to the journal Tropical Doctor. It is a triumph of clarity, conciseness and practical compassion that should be on every hospital's shelf, not least as a shining example of how to write a good textbook. Vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) is a problem afflicting millions of women in Africa, turning them into miserable rejected outcasts. Some fistulas are complex, and will tax the most experienced of surgeons, but many ..

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