Obstetrics & Gynaecology – MCQ 83 – Initial treatment of rectovaginal fistula

Patients of Rectovaginal fistula should be initially treated with:
A. Colostomy
B. Primary repair
C. Colporrhaphy
D. Anterior resection

Correct answer : A. Colostomy

The definitive treatment is surgery. But to increase the success rate of surgery, colostomy can be done initially. This decreases inflammation.