obstetric fistula

(redirected from obstetric genital fistula)

obstetric fistula

a general term for a postparturition fistula between the vagina or cervix and the urinary or gastrointestinal tract.

obstetric fistula

A complication of excessively prolonged labor and childbirth in which the blood supply to the vagina is interrupted, leading to tissue death and the development of a tract between the vagina and the large bowel or the urinary bladder.
See also: fistula
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