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Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is a subtype of female urogenital fistula. VVF is an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder and the vagina that allows the continuous involuntary leakage of urine into the vaginal canal. In addition to the medical sequelae from these fistulas, they often have a profound effect on the patient's emotional well-being. In the past it was mostly by obstetric causes. But now a days, posthysterectomy fistulas are most commonly seen. In 1914, Latzko published his partial colpocleisis technique for repair of sthysterectomy VVF, in which he employed the resection of scarred vaginal mucosa and a layered horizontal closure. Latzko's procedure has been cited, with his 95-100% success rates noted. Recently we experienced a case of huge vesicovaginal fistula. The patient is a 67-year-old woman with a history of constant urine leakage. The problem began after she had undergone total abdominal hysterectomy 30 years ago for uterine ruture. We repaired it by Latzko partial colpocleisis. (J. Korean Continence Society 2006;10:174-176)