Congenital vesicovaginal fistula

Hiroshi Asanuma, Hideo Nakai, Seiichiro Shishido, Eiji Tajima, Takeshi Kawamura, Takeshi Kawamura

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Congenital vesicovaginal fistula is a very rare entity, the etiology of which has not been clearly elucidated because pathologic features have not been mentioned in previous reports. The case of a 4-year-old girl having incontinence resulting from a congenital vesicovaginal fistula joining with the left ectopic ureter from the hypoplastic kidney is described. This is thought to be the first presentation of congenital vesicovaginal fistula joining with ectopic ureter. A microscopic examination revealed the fistula consisting of transitional cell epithelium, suggesting an abnormal fusion of the ureteral bud and caudal end of the mullerian duct with the urogenital sinus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Congenital anomaly
  • Ectopic ureter
  • Hypoplastic kidney
  • Vesicovaginal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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