- Coloseminal vesicle fistula after low anterior resection: Report of a case and review of the literature. [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Surg Case Rep 2018; 51:257-260
- CONCLUSIONS: This case reinforces the presumed link between anastomotic leakage and rectoseminal vesicle fistula in cases of low anterior resection while reviewing and summarizing similar previously reported cases on the course of the disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment options.Seminal vesicle are susceptible to fistula in oncological resection of rectum. Both CT scan with water-soluble contrast or sinography are effective diagnostic examinations. Depending on the characteristics of the fistula, conservative approach may be adequate and benefits much less morbidities than the surgical options.
- Entero-neovesical fistula after radical cystectomy and orthotopic ileal neobladder: A report of two cases requiring surgical management. [Journal Article]
- UUrologia 2018 Mar 01; :391560318758939
- CONCLUSIONS: Conservative treatment of entero-neovesical fistula can be attempted only in patients with small openings in the small bowel and no systemic symptoms. In all other cases, surgical treatment with bowel resection and either closure of the neobladder opening or undiversion should be the preferred option.
- Colovesical Fistula As An Uncommon Presentation Of Metastatic Lung Cancer. [Journal Article]
- CCureus 2018 Jun 08; 10(6):e2767
- Colovesical fistula is an atypical communication between the colon and the bladder. The most common causes of colovesical fistula are diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, lymphoma and complica...
Colovesical fistula is an atypical communication between the colon and the bladder. The most common causes of colovesical fistula are diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, lymphoma and complication from radiation therapy. Patients with colovesical fistula present with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), dysuria, frequency, abdominal pain, pneumaturia, faecaluria, and hematuria. We present a case of a patient with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma presented with abdominal pain, dysuria, and faecaluria who was found to have a colovesical fistula. Although colovesical fistula may be sequelae of advanced colon or bladder cancer, it is a very uncommon presentation of metastatic cancer from distant sites. Our case is the first to show that colovesical fistula may present from metastatic lung adenocarcinoma. Clinical awareness of this very unusual presentation of metastatic cancer can lead to faster diagnosis and treatment, possibly minimizing excessive use of antibiotics.
- Colovesical fistula: review on conservative management, surgical techniques and minimally invasive approaches. [Review]
- GCG Chir 2018 Jul-Aug; 39(4):195-207
- Colovesical fistula (CVF) is an abnormal communication between bowel and urinary bladder. Main causes are represented by complicated diverticular disease, colonic and bladder cancer and iatrogenic co...
Colovesical fistula (CVF) is an abnormal communication between bowel and urinary bladder. Main causes are represented by complicated diverticular disease, colonic and bladder cancer and iatrogenic complications. Diagnosis is often based on patognomonic signs: faecaluria, pneumaturia and recurrent urinary tract infections. Treatment of CVF includes non-surgical and surgical strategy. The non-surgical treatment is reserved to selected patients who are unfit for surgery. Surgery of CVFs is determined by the site of the colonic lesion and patient's comorbidity. However the surgical one-stage approach should be preferred, reserving the multi-stage procedure in patients with a pelvic abscess, or with advanced malignancy, or previous radiation therapy. The sole defunctioning stoma may be an option to improve the quality of life in patients unfit for bowel resection. In open surgery the standard operative management consists in resection and anastomosis of the involved bowel segment and closure of the bladder. Laparoscopic treatment of CVFs is feasible and safe if performed by skilled surgeons. Robotic surgery for CVF treatment is safe and feasible similarly to laparoscopic one and it seems to reduce the conversion rate with respect to laparoscopy. However, further studies are needed to evaluate the advantages of robotic surgery over laparoscopy in the management of CVF. Currently, in Literature it is still debated which is the best surgical approach for CFV treatment due to the lack of RCTs and CCTs, the small sample size and the short follow-up. Further studies with higher quality and larger sample size are necessary to state the gold standard surgical treatment of CVFs.
- Pneumaturia and Nephrotic Syndrome Caused by a HiddenPelvic Malignancy. [Journal Article]
- AJAm J Med 2018; 131(10):e421-e422
- Surgical protocol and outcome for sigmoidovesical fistula secondary to diverticular disease of the left colon: A retrospective cohort study. [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Surg 2018; 56:115-123
- CONCLUSIONS: Adequately performed CT followed by colonoscopy is the mainstay for diagnosis. Type 1 SVF should be treated in a single stage by complete resection and immediate anastomosis without a stoma. Type 2 cases are best managed in two stages while those with type 3 SVF are emergently managed by three stage procedure. Treatment of type 4 should be individualized.
- Entero-vesical fistulas in CROHN'S disease: A case series report and review of the literature. [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Surg Case Rep 2017; 41:477-480
- CONCLUSIONS: EFVs are uncommon but potentially dangerous complications of CD. Abdominal CT scan and cystoscopy are the most commonly used diagnostic modalities. Surgical treatment seems to be unavoidable in most cases, although medical treatment could also benefit a small cohort of patients.
- Non-visible colovesical fistula located by cystoscopy and successfully managed with the novel Padlock® device for endoscopic closure. [Case Reports]
- IJInt J Colorectal Dis 2018; 33(6):827-829
- The development of novel mechanical endoscopic closure systems allows now the management of some gastrointestinal fistula types in a minimally invasive way. However, the correct location of the fistu...
The development of novel mechanical endoscopic closure systems allows now the management of some gastrointestinal fistula types in a minimally invasive way. However, the correct location of the fistulous tract is essential to achieve successful endoscopic closure.
- [A Case of Phrenic Nerve Paralysis During Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Rectal Cancer]. [Case Reports]
- GTGan To Kagaku Ryoho 2017; 44(12):1916-1918
- A man aged 66 years presented with pneumaturia as a major complaint. Cancer of the sigmoid colon with infiltration to the urinary bladder was diagnosed and the patient underwent colectomy of the sigm...
A man aged 66 years presented with pneumaturia as a major complaint. Cancer of the sigmoid colon with infiltration to the urinary bladder was diagnosed and the patient underwent colectomy of the sigmoid colon and partial cystectomy of the bladder in May 2015. Histopathologic examinations revealed pT4b, Si(bladder), pN(-), cM0, fStage II . Because intestinal sub-obstruction and lymphatic invasion were present, CapeOX was administered as an adjunctive chemotherapy for the high-risk Stage II cancer. Because Grade 2 peripheral neuropathy appeared as a side effect, the dose was decreased to 80% from the 3 cycle. After the 7 cycle, cough and disturbed breathing appeared. The chest CT scans did not reveal drug-induced interstitial pneumonia, but indicated an elevated right diaphragm and zosteroid changes in the medial lobe of the right lung due to discoid atelectatic condition. The Grade 1 respiratory symptoms were mild, and the lung field was considered to exhibit no problems. Thus, the 8 cycle was administered. The symptoms disappeared after about 2 weeks following completion of oral administration of capecitabine. The diaphragm also recovered to its original height. In the attached document, the frequency is unknown and "dyspnea" is written for L-OHP and capecitabine, respectively. It is unknown whether phrenic nerve paralysis occurs. However, because other organic lesions were absent and the symptoms appeared during chemotherapy, the possibility is not deniable. At present, 2 years postoperatively, recurrent lesions in the mediastinum and recurrent respiratory difficulties are absent. Generally, although phrenic nerve paralysis is not considered to be a specific side effect, it was considered that for respiratory difficulties, CT reveals not only the affected condition in the lung fields, but is also useful for detection.
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- [Case report : Emphysematous cystitis]. [Case Reports]
- RMRev Med Liege 2017; 72(9):384-387
- The emphysematous cystitis is a rare condition characterized by the presence of air in the wall and/or the bladder lumen. The clinical expression of this cystitis is variable. Some patients complain ...
The emphysematous cystitis is a rare condition characterized by the presence of air in the wall and/or the bladder lumen. The clinical expression of this cystitis is variable. Some patients complain of abdominal pain or urinary symptoms. Other may present only pneumaturia or be totally asymptomatic. This condition is considered as potentially severe since it can lead to an emphysematous pyelonephritis with septicemia and septic shock. Peritonitis may also occur in case of necrosis and perforation of the bladder wall. However, this negative development can be avoided by a diagnosis and an early treatment, and the emphysematous cystitis become therefore of good prognosis. We are here stating the case of a patient with an emphysematous cystitis with symptoms of pneumaturia and lower urinary tract symptoms.