Robotic Rectovesical Fistula Repair

  • Lawrence L. YeungEmail author
  • James Mason
  • Justin Dersch


Rectovesical Fistula (RVF) is an uncommon complication of radical prostatectomy and management can be challenging due to the deep location in the pelvis and prior surgery. Our objective is to describe a reproducible robotic technique for transabdominal repair of RVF with omental flap interposition. Appropriate operative setup and technique are keys to a successful and durable repair. We aim to provide a concise draft on an established technique for robotic RVF repair that may serve as a guide to the novice robotic surgeon.


Rectovesical fistula (RVF) Urologic fistula Urologic reconstruction Tissue interposition Omental flaps 

Supplementary material

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Robotic rectovesical fistula repair © 2015 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. [1] (MP4 155647 kb)


  1. 1.
    Modh R, Corbyons K, Tan S, Su L, Yeung L. Robotic repair of rectovesical fistula: combined anterior and posterior approach with omental flap interposition. Videourology. 2015;29(3). doi: 10.1089/vid.2014.0048.Google Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence L. Yeung
    • 1
    Email author
  • James Mason
    • 2
  • Justin Dersch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of Iowa HealthcareIowa CityUSA

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