Lesions of the Rectovaginal Septum-A Review

Debra S. Heller

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Background: The female rectovaginal septum may become involved by a variety of mass-like lesions, which may be challenging to providers who treat women. Objectives: To review the scope of lesions affecting the rectovaginal septum. Methods: A literature review was conducted. A Medline search was used, using the terms Vaginal diseases, Vaginal neoplasms, Rectal diseases, and Rectal neoplasms. Results: Reported lesions of the rectovaginal septum were reviewed. Many of these lesions can be mistaken for each other clinically. Conclusions: A review of the scope of rectovaginal lesions is presented to assist in developing a differential diagnosis if a patient with such a lesion is encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-307
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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