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They are designed to be easily positioned to maximize anatomical visualization during excision of lesions from the posterior vagina, rectum, and cul-de-sac. According to the manufacturer, use of one of their probes ensures maximum accuracy; assists in opening the rectovaginal pouch and mapping of the cul-de-sac; can be used to help identify open vessels and other injuries; and acts as a mobilizer when dissecting, cauterizing, and suturing. Probes have color-coded handles, surgical-grade stainless steel shafts, and atraumatic tips made of high-grade polymer.
A rectocele is a condition in which the wall of tissue that separates the rectum from the vagina is weakened, allowing the vaginal wall to budge. Commonly, the front wall of the rectum bulges against the posterior of the vagina. The size of the prolapse often indicates if it is symptomatic. If the prolapse is small they can be asymptomatic no symptoms.
A rectocele is a herniation bulge of the front wall of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina. The tissue between the rectum and the vagina is known as the rectovaginal septum and this structure can become thin and weak over time, resulting in a rectocele. When rectoceles are small, most women have no symptoms.
A rectovaginal fistula is a medical condition where there is a fistula or abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina. Rectovaginal fistula may be extremely debilitating. If the opening between the rectum and vagina is wide it will allow both flatulence and feces to escape through the vagina, leading to fecal incontinence.
In women, the vagina is separated from the rectum by a firm wall of tough, fibrous tissue called fascia. Sometimes, an area of this wall gets weak, and part of the rectum bulges into the vagina. This bulge is called a rectocele.
Rectovaginal fistulas are abnormal epithelial-lined connections between the rectum and vagina. They can be quite bothersome to both the patient and the surgeon due to their irritating and embarrassing symptoms and high failure rate after repair. An individualized, systematic approach to these fistulas based on their size, location, and etiology provides a more concise treatment plan.