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ICOR 2016

Rebekka Manohar Marri

Rebekka Manohar Marri, Speaker at Cancer Conferences
Tata Memorial Centre, India
Title : Management of vesicovaginal fistula in advanced gynaecological cancer patient with innovative device


Introduction: Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) is an abnormal opening between the urinary bladder and vagina that result in continuous, involuntary dribbling (incontinence) of urine from the vagina. It is a common complication reported in advance gynaecological cancer conditions. Radiotherapy is common cause of VVF, due to pelvic radiation. The treatment for VVF is mainly surgical, in acute cases. But in advance cases surgical repair is not feasible due to recurrence of the disease. Patients are emotionally, psychological and socially disturbed due to continue dribbling of the urine from the fistula. Standard catherization is not feasible in such patients. There is no treatment discovered instead of catheterization in literature for advance patients. In order to deal with such complication an innovative device was designed which would limit the flow of urine from the fistula. The device helped the patient to have a better quality of life


Rebeka M. Marri is working in Tata Memorial Centre and Hospital as an Occupational Therapist since 1991, more than 17 years. She completed her graduation in occupational therapy from Seth.G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India and did her Post Graduate in Psychology from Madras University. She did her certification in Child Care Educator (CCE) USA and Kinesio Taping Fundamentals and Advanced (KT1 & KT2). With the experience in the field of rehabilitation in oncology, she done research related to rehabilitation and designed various devices for the benefit of the patients. Her area of interest is Palliative Care. She attended number of National and International Conferences, presented papers and received national and international Awards.