oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Case report: Amoebic recto-vaginal fistula - a case report and review of literature

Volume 39, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of amoebic recto-vaginal fistula is presented, with a review of literature on this rare complication of intestinal amoebiasis. A temporary defunctioning sigmoid colostomy was necessary. This in combination with oral metronidazole and tetracycline resulted in spontaneous closure of the fistulous tract. Non-traumatic recto-vaginal fistula poses a major diagnostic problem especially in the tropics where many granulomatous infections are endemic and could mimic carcinoma.

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