Some studies present the result of obstetric vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) repair including repeating operations for the same patient . Other studies present the result only as successful closure without taking into consideration the continence status . WHO proposes the successful closure rate for first repair at 85% in each facility with the continence achievement among the closed cases at 90 % . In a recent study, we reported the risk factors for obstetric fistula in far North Cameroon , however, little is known about the treatment outcome. The objective of this study was to analyze the vesico-vaginal obstetric fistula outcome at the Regional Hospital of Maroua-Cameroon.
The mean age of the 32 patients at the time of intervention was 36.2 (SD: 14.3) years; 30(94%) of women had no occupation; 7(22%) were divorced; 4(12.5%) were widows and 28(88%) had no formal education; 18(56.3%) patients did not have antenatal care during the indexed pregnancy; 27(84.4%) of patients had been in labor for more than 12 hours and 28 (87.5%) pregnancies resulted in stillbirth.