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Ginekologia i Poloznictwo
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

Treatment of rectovaginal fistulas using the Hippocratic method



The rectovaginal fistula is a non-physiological connection between the rectum and the vagina. It develops as a consequence of perinatal injury, diagnostic and therapeutic measures in the area in question, after radiotherapy in the course of cervical cancer, as a result of a badly treated crypt-derived infection and also bowel inflammations. Rectovaginal fistulas have been known since antiquity, as it was the father of medicine, Hippocrates, who first described methods of their treatment. The accuracy of his observations regarding the treatment can be surmised from the fact that one of his methods is used to this day and is called the Hippocratic method. The authors present two cases of successful treatment of rectovaginal fistulas using the Hippocratic method