The Incidence, Etiology and Pathology of Obstetric Fistula

  • Robert F. Zacharin


”Kaltume Bakar had been married seven years and menstruation began two years after marriage. No preparations were made for the baby because nobody knew if it would be a live birth. During labor an old woman came and stayed with her. She was not a midwife but there was nobody in the village with any knowledge of midwifery. She was three days in labor and the old woman just sat in the room, asking now and then if she wanted help. The husband sat outside doing nothing either. It was the rainy season with a river between them and a motorable road.


Bladder Neck Bladder Wall Anterior Vaginal Wall Uterine Rupture Fistula Repair 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert F. Zacharin
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  1. 1.Alfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia

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